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Juneteenth and the Emancipation Proclamation: Home

Resources on the Juneteenth celebration and the Emancipation Proclamation


In commemoration of Juneteenth 2020, a previously unreleased recording of Aretha Franklin
A never-before-heard recording of "Never Gonna Break My Faith" featuring the Boys Choir of Harlem.

Overview and exhibits

Primary sources

“Text - S.Res.175 - 113th Congress (2013-2014): A Resolution Observing Juneteenth Independence Day, June 19, 1865, the Day on Which Slavery Finally Came to an End in the United States.” Webpage, June 19, 2013. 2013/2014.

Transcript of the Proclamation.” National Archives.

Film and Music



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