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        JUNETEENTH
                                                                        What is Juneteenth:  

           Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration 

           of the ending of slavery in the United States.

           The Emancipation  Proclamation was  January 1, 1863.  

           The news of  Emancipation reached the slaves on June 19, 1865,  known as 

                                                                          JUNETEENTH!