Today we are learning all about Juneteenth with our Juneteenth facts printable pages! Simply download and print the facts about Juneteenth and learn about history. Our printable facts pdf includes two pages filled with Juneteenth pictures and facts about Juneteenth for kids of ages.
Free Printable Juneteenth Facts For Kids
What do we celebrate during Juneteenth? When is Juneteenth and why is Juneteenth called like that? Today we are learning about this important date with Juneteenth facts pages! Click the button to download and print the Juneteenth facts sheets now:
These printable sheets include two pages with facts about Juneteenth that kids can color as they learn about Juneteenth. Juneteenth is also called:
- Jubilee Day
- Emancipation Day
- Freedom Day
- Black Independence Day?
Our Juneteenth facts pages are perfect for kids of all ages that are learning about Black History Month, the Civil Rights Movement, and other important holidays. They can be used during school, or at home for some extra learning.
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- Juneteenth is short for June Nineteenth, which marks the enforcement of the Emancipation Proclamation in Texas in 1865.
- It commemorates the end of slavery in the U.S. and is also known as Freedom Day.
- The Emancipation Proclamation was issued by Abraham Lincoln on September 22, 1862, and went into effect on January 1, 1863.
- However, slaves were not set free in the Confederacy until Union army was able to come in and take over on June 18, 1865, two years later after the order was issued.
- The next day, June 19th, General Gordon Granger announced that the slaves in Texas were free by the order of the president.
More Juneteenth Facts
- Even after the announcement, some slave owners decided to not tell the news and waited until the end of the cotton harvest season.
- Most freed slaves and their families left Texas and migrated to northern states to start a new life as they didn’t want to stay to continue working under their former owners despite the involvement of pay.
- Still, areas such as parks, business establishments, and schools were segregated.
- As a temporary solution, former slaves pooled $800 and bought 10 acres of land known as “Emancipation Park” in 1872 which became the only public park and swimming pool in Houston open to all African-Americans, up until the 1950s.
- It is an official holiday in the state of Texas since the 1980s and celebrated throughout different states in the U.S.
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This printable fact page is sized for standard letter printer paper dimensions – 8.5 x 11 inches.
Recommended Supplies For Juneteenth Fact Sheets
- For drawing the outline, a simple pencil can work great.
- Colored pencils are great for coloring in the bat.
- Create a bolder, solid look using fine markers.
- Gel pens come in any color you can imagine.
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