Four enduring myths about Juneteenth are not based on facts

June 20, 2022 7:20 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

By John Burnett

African Americans throughout the nation celebrate Juneteenth, but who knows what actually happened on June 19, 1865? As the nation observes the second federal legal holiday marking the emancipation of enslaved people in Texas, there are a number of misconceptions about the historical event that keep getting repeated.


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