Juneteenth (1903, 1907, 1908)

Mullins, Bill AMRDEC Bill.Mullins at US.ARMY.MIL
Tue Jun 20 17:36:27 UTC 2006

"The State Press"  Dallas Morning News  1902-06-26 > Page 6 > col 3.
"Calvert Courier-Chronicle:  While the Senegambians were enjoying the
Juneteenth yesterday, the Anglo-Saxons on Main street witnessed the
payment of a novel wager."


Also have seen "Juneteenth" referred to as "Freedman's Day" and
"Emancipation Day".

"Unmahoneized [???? can't read the print] Texan Negroes"
The Washington Post (1877-1954); Jun 20, 1882; pg. 4 col 4.
"Galveston, June 19 -- The News' Austin special says:  Five thousand
colored people assembled here to-day to celebrate emancipation day."

Article 2 -- No Title
The Independent ... Devoted to the Consideration of Politics, Social and
Econ...Jul 2, 1885; 37, 1909; APS Online
pg. 19 col 3
"The celebration of "Emancipation Day," (June 19th) by the colored
people of Texas, was significant in that the whites co-operated in the
ceremonies of the day in many places."

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