Celebrate Juneteenth

  #Juneteenth marks the complete end of slavery in the #UnitedStates. Juneteenth (a portmanteau of June and nineteenth; also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, Liberation Day, and Emancipation Day is a holiday celebrating the liberation of those who had been held as slaves in the United States. #Juneteenth

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American Jewish Committee (AJC) Celebrates Juneteenth

On the occasion of the Juneteenth holiday tomorrow, American Jewish Committee (AJC) issued the following statement: On June 19, 1865, two months after the Civil War ended in Confederate surrender and two-and-a-half years after the Emancipation Proclamation, news reached Galveston, Texas — slavery was no more. American Jewish Committee (AJC) joins Black Americans across the United States in celebrating the…

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