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Juneteenth and the Emancipation Proclamation: Home

Resources on the Juneteenth celebration and the Emancipation Proclamation

New

In commemoration of Juneteenth 2020, a previously unreleased recording of Aretha Franklin https://youtu.be/c6C-dZPAmbg
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. https://www.congress.gov/bill/113th-congress/senate-resolution/175/text.

Transcript of the Proclamation.” National Archives. https://www.archives.gov/exhibits/featured-documents/emancipation-proclamation/transcript.html

Film and Music

Video

Music

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