15 Facts We Bet You Didn’t Know About Juneteenth

June 19, 2014  |  
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Most of the Stories You Hear Aren’t True

There were lots of tall tales about the two-year gap between emancipation and Juneteenth. Some say the original messenger was killed on his way so the message never got through. There was also a rumor that federal troops let slavery continue for one last cotton harvest. Neither of those rumors are true.

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