Celebrate Juneteenth by Exploring Its History on GoWYLD

Jun 19, 2024

 

A logo for Juneteenth with a chain criss-crossing a white, red, and green backgroundToday is Juneteenth, also called Emancipation Day, Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, and Liberation Day. This special day celebrates the emancipation in the late 1800s of the people who had been enslaved in the United States. Juneteenth was declared a federal holiday in the U.S. in 2021.

Learn more about this important celebration on the Wyoming State Library’s GoWyld portal‘s Gale in Context resource.

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