uscitzenpod: USCIS 100:76 Emancipation Proclamation and Juneteenth
Today we continue our exploration of the USCIS History and Government questions and African American History. Today we will talk about USCIS 100:76. What did the Emancipation Proclamation do?
We will first read about Q76 from the USCIS M638 quick civics lesson. Then we will listen to an interview with Robin Braxton who helps organizes our local Juneteenth festival. Robin will talk about Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day. Juneteenth celebrates the day when slaves in Texas heard about the Emancipation Proclamation. Juneteenth is also a holiday that celebrates African American history and culture. Let's get started!
VOANews: Juneteenth – A Day to Reflect on the History and Legacy of Slavery in the US (2019)
On June 19, 1865, enslaved men and women in Texas finally learned that they were free — more than two years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, which freed all slaves in rebelling states. Every June 19th since, African Americans across the nation have held celebrations commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. VOA’s Jesusemen Oni has more.
A Juneteenth Citizenship Quiz: 19 Civics Questions that Celebrate Freedom
quiz pdf https://goo.gl/HcJVQT
More Juneteenth ESL/Citizenship Resources:
- AJ+ Why Is Juneteenth Such An Important Holiday?
- American English at State: Juneteenth
- EL Civics: The Emancipation Proclamation and Juneteenth
- ESL-Test.com: Juneteenth Grammar Quiz
- ESL Video Quiz: The Emancipation Proclamation
- ListenAndReadAlong: Emancipation Proclamation Exhibit - VOA Mosaic in Special English
- National Geographic: The Emancipation Strategy
- National Geographic: Lincoln's Strategy
- PragerU: Was the Civil War About Slavery?
- Valentina Preciado Bello: ESL The Emancipation Proclamation Project
- VOANews: Annual Juneteenth Festival Celebrated Around the World
- VOANews: Houston Draws Diverse Crowds for Juneteenth Celebrations
- VOANews: June 19th Marks a Joyous, Yet Solemn, Occasion
- VOANews: Juneteenth Observance Marks 142nd Anniversary of the Formal End of US Slavery
- VOANews: Buffalo Soldiers Celebrate 150th Anniversary (2016) (video)
- VOANews: Obama Marks Juneteenth as 'Time of Reflection, Appreciation'
- VOAVideo: Anniversary: Document First Step for African-American Slaves on the Road to Equality
- VOAVideo: Order to Free Slaves 'Beginning of America Really Becoming America'
- VOA Learning English: Looking at a Piece of U.S. History: the Amendment That Banned Slavery
- uscitizenpod: Juneteenth 2013