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Gail Skroback Hennessey taught for over 33 years, teaching sixth grade in all but two years. She earned a BA in early secondary education with a concentration in social studies and an MST in social...
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Juneteeth, 2024

Juneteenth. In 1865, the last enslaved people (in Texas) learned that they were free people. Actually, the Emancipation Proclamation, of 1863, freed the enslaved people in southern states, but those in Texas didn’t learn about their freedom for TWO more years. June and the date, 19th, were joined to create the word,Juneteenth. In 2021, President Biden signed the legislation into law making Juneteenth a federal holiday.


Check out these resources to learn more about Juneteenth:

History of Juneteenth

Facts about Juneteenth

Learn more about Juneteenth

Information on Juneteenth


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