Juneteenth, a holiday in the United States

Please choose the most appropriate answer for each sentence.
  • 1

    Juneteenth, also known as Freedom or ..... Day, honors African American heritage by commemorating the announcement of the abolition of slavery in the US state of Texas.

  • 2

    Since Juneteenth is celebrated on June 19th, the new word is a ..... of the month and the date.

  • 3

    State offices do not close to celebrate Juneteenth, but 36 states ..... it as an important holdiay.

  • 4

    In June of 1865, former slaves in Texas celebrated ..... in the streets.

  • 5

    Although, Abraham Lincoln had signed the Emancipation Proclamation to free the slaves back in 1863, it had a(n) ..... effect on most slaves' lives due to the resistance of some states to accept the order.

  • 6

    When Texas was resistant to obeying President Lincoln's proclamation, it was necessary for General Granger and 2000 troops to take possession of Texas and ..... the new law.

  • 7

    All over Texas, freed slaves ..... their money to buy land for their increasingly large Juneteenth festivities.

  • 8

    Ralph Ellison's informative novel "Juneteenth" tells vivid stories of the holiday. Unfortunately, he did not enjoy the fame it created, as it was published ......

  • 9

    Another novel, "Come Juneteenth," narrates the life of a young plantation-owner's daughter whose family suffers tragedy after her ..... half-sister runs away when she discovers that they lied about her being free.

  • 10

    Juneteenth traditions include a public reading of the Emancipation Proclamation as an important reminder of African American heritage. The reading is of such importance that each word is clearly ......

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