[Ads-l] Juneteenth

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Fri Jun 19 20:30:50 UTC 2020

Peter has done a fine job at his blog tracing the development of the

One-year antedating of the word:

1890 Galveston Daily News (May 22) 7:  The Beaumont Recorder, colored man's
paper, says: ...

    For Galveston to send abroad for orators for its coming 'Juneteenth' is
like carrying coal [sic] to Newcastle.

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