Juneteenth Facts

January 1, 1863

The Emancipation Proclamation released slaves in states that were at the time fighting the US.

War ended

The Civil War ended in the Summer of 1865.

General Order

It is urged that the freedmen remain quiet in their current houses and work for wages


The Period After Juneteenth Is Known as the ‘scatter'

Many Names

One of the lesser-known Juneteenth facts is that the holiday has been known by several different names.

Celebrations of Juneteenth

Rodeos, park parties and Miss Juneteenth contests are examples of Juneteenth celebrations

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