Special issue: Juneteenth

Special issue: Juneteenth


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  • Reading, watching, speaking, writing

  • Juneteenth, African American history, June 19

  • Level: ***

  • Individually, groupwork

  • 110 minutes

On June 19, 1865, enslaved African Americans in Texas were told they were free. A century and a half later, people across the United States continue to celebrate the day, which is now a federal holiday.

Click here for the article and assignments.
Click here for the teacher file with answers and here for the glossary.