Learn about Juneteenth celebrations. June nineteenth, 1865 was the day that slaves in Texas finally learned that they had been freed by the Emancipation Proclamation. It is traditional to hold a barbecue near a creek or lake, play games, hold a family reunion, and make a memory jar.
Strawberry soda and shortcake, barbecued beef, pork or chicken, and fresh fruit are usually served at Juneteenth picnics.
By Jane from Moss Point, MS
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