15 Facts We Bet You Didn’t Know About Juneteenth

June 19, 2014  |  
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Juneteenth is one of the most important days in African American history but we bet there’s still a lot you don’t know about this historic occasion. Here are surprising facts we bet you didn’t know.

It’s The “Black 4th of July”

In his Independence Day oration, Frederick Douglass famously asked, “What, to the American slave, is your 4th of July? I answer: a day that reveals to him, more than all other days in the year, the gross injustice and cruelty to which he is constant victim.”

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