Juneteenth

Juneteenth

[joon-teenth]
noun
June 19, celebrated by African Americans as the anniversary of the emancipation of slaves in Texas on June 19, 1865.

Origin:
1935–40; June + (nine)teenth

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juneteenth

holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States, observed annually on June 19.

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