Saturday, June 19, 2010

Happy Juneteenth Day!

Did you know that today is Juneteenth Day? I'd never heard of this holiday, which began in 1866 and celebrates the emancipation of the last slaves. I learn all sorts of wonderful tidbits from The Writer's Almanac! People across our nation, especially in Texas and Arizona, will be celebrating today with big picnics and music. What a lovely reason to celebrate. I think next year I'll be sure to plan my own celebration.

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