Emancipation Proclamation Celebrated N-P-R's Sunni Khalid reports on local celebrations of "June-teenth," a holiday which marks the end of slavery 132 years ago. The House yesterday approved a resolution declaring June 19th "African-American Independence Day." It marks the day two years after the enactment of the Emancipation Proclamation. It took that long for news of the measure to reach the deep south.
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Emancipation Proclamation Celebrated

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Emancipation Proclamation Celebrated

Emancipation Proclamation Celebrated

Emancipation Proclamation Celebrated

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N-P-R's Sunni Khalid reports on local celebrations of "June-teenth," a holiday which marks the end of slavery 132 years ago. The House yesterday approved a resolution declaring June 19th "African-American Independence Day." It marks the day two years after the enactment of the Emancipation Proclamation. It took that long for news of the measure to reach the deep south.