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Juneteenth 101 – Popular Myths and Forgotten Facts

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Juneteenth (a.k.a.: “Emancipation Day”, “Freedom Day”, “America’s second Independence Day”, etc.) is spreading in popularity, exponentially. Tagging along is a wealth of legends, misinterpretations and blatant untruths explaining the holiday’s origin. This book offers verifiable arguments that contradicts the most popular Juneteenth inaccuracies. News about the Emancipation Proclamation was not late reaching Texas. The number of soldiers reported to be in Galveston on June 19, 1865 includes only the White soldiers. When Black soldiers are counted, the number nearly triples. Juneteenth is not the oldest continuous celebration of emancipation in the United States. Texas was not the first state to officially recognize emancipation. Information in this book was culled primarily from mid-nineteenth century newspapers and military records. Solely for purposes of humor, some of the meticulously researched findings are translated into barbershop jabber and kitchen talk. Hence: The format of this book may be harmful to the intellectually pompous and/or culturally delicate.

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Independently published (April 14, 2020)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 224 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1650234724
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1650234724

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