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Juneteenth (June 19th)
 
This is celebrated as African-American Independence Day.  Juneteenth commemorates the day in 1865, when Union General Granger proclaimed the slaves of Texas free.
In Tucson, a Texas-born Tucsonan named Jimmie Walker got Tucson's "A" mountain residents interested in turning Juneteeth into a community celebration in 1970.
 
Sources: 
Chase Calendar of Events (2001),
Chicago, Ill.: Contemporary Books. c1999-.  Page 330
"Juneteenth- Celebration of emancipation," Tucson Citizen. Calendar, June 13, 1985, Page 7.
 
 
 

 

 

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