Juneteenth: A Celebration of Freedom, “honors the saga of African people in the United States from slave ship to freedom.” The book explains the Juneteenth holiday on June 19th, placing it in the context of slavery in the US, the Civil War and the emancipation of the slaves, and the late arrival of emancipation in Texas.
Juneteenth includes a section on slavery in Texas, the role of the black church in slavery and in freedom, and looks at the celebration of Juneteenth through the years.
Juneteenth is a beautifully produced book that will find a place in adult education and school classrooms.
|Peppercorn Book Number: 441-0018|
|Publisher: Open Hand Publishing|
|Illustrator: Charles A. Taylor II|
|Illustrated: b&w & colored drawings and photos|
|Place of Publication: Greensboro, NC, USA|
|Year of Publication: 2002|
|Reader Level: Intermediate|
|Format: hard cover|
|Size: 8.5 x 11.25 inches, portrait|
|Length: 32 pages|