Emancipation Proclamation

Juneteenth Emancipation Day Celebration, June 19, 1900, Texas.
Mrs. Charles Stephenson (Grace Murray) / The Portal to Texas History Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

The U.S. Senate recently approved a resolution by Florida Republican Senator Marco Rubio recognizing Juneteenth. The day celebrates the end of slavery more than 150 years ago.

Local Groups Celebrate Juneteenth

Jun 19, 2017
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Across the nation, African-Americans are celebrating Juneteenth – June 19th - as the day the Emancipation Proclamation was read in Texas, making it the last state to read the document to slaves.

Living History part of Emancipation Celebration

May 23, 2016
Tom Flanigan

Although Friday's (5/20) Emancipation Day ceremonies in Tallahassee were rained out, the weather was more cooperative for Saturday's Walk Though Living History Festival and Parade.

Caitie Switalski / WFSU

Tallahassee citizens are recognizing the reading of the Emancipation Proclamation which took place 150 years ago in Tallahassee. The Knott House Museum commemorated its news and impact.