What is Juneteenth, and why is it important? - Karlos K. Hill and Soraya Field Fiorio

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Joshua J. Mark
by TED-Ed
published on 25 May 2023

Get to know the history of Juneteenth, a commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States after the Civil War.



At the end of the Civil War, though slavery was technically illegal in all states, it still persisted in the last bastions of the Confederacy. This was the case when Union General Gordon Granger marched his troops into Galveston, Texas on June 19th and announced that all enslaved people there were officially free. Karlos K. Hill and Soraya Field Fiorio dig into the history of Juneteenth.

Lesson by Karlos K. Hill and Soraya Field Fiorio, directed by Rémi Cans, Atypicalist.

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TED-Ed, . (2023, May 25). What is Juneteenth, and why is it important? - Karlos K. Hill and Soraya Field Fiorio. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/video/2951/what-is-juneteenth-and-why-is-it-important---karlo/

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TED-Ed, . "What is Juneteenth, and why is it important? - Karlos K. Hill and Soraya Field Fiorio." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 25 May 2023. Web. 25 Feb 2024.

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