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 2020: Balancing Celebration of Emancipation and #BLM Protests
June 19, or Juneteenth, is observed by many Americans as the day in 1865 the last slaves in America were told the Civil War had ended and that they were now free. But this year, strikes and protests may accompany barbecues and celebrations amid a national effort demanding racial justice.
A Juneteenth Citizenship Quiz: 19 Civics Questions that Celebrate Freedom
More Juneteenth ESL/Citizenship Resources:
- wh.gov: President Biden Signs the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act Into Law
- wh.gov: Ms. Opal Lee on Juneteenth
- Forbes Breaking News: House Cheers As They Pass Bill To Make Juneteenth Federal Holiday By Wide Margin
- state.gov: Celebrating Juneteenth - A Critical Day in American History
- state.gov: Foreign Press Center Briefing on "Understanding America: The History and Meaning of Juneteenth"
- VOANews: Nation’s Capital Celebrates Juneteenth, Newest Federal Holiday
- AJ+ Why Is Juneteenth Such An Important Holiday?
- American English at State: Juneteenth
- Edpuzzle: A Juneteenth Call to Action — Commemorating the End of Slavery in 2020 Watch the VOANews video, then take the quiz.
- 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
- NowThis: This Is Why Juneteenth Matters
- PragerU: Was the Civil War About Slavery?
- uscitizenpod: Juneteenth 2013
- Valentina Preciado Bello: ESL The Emancipation Proclamation Project
- Vox: Why all Americans should celebrate Juneteenth (2020)
- WFAA: What does the Juneteenth flag mean?
- VOANews: A Juneteenth Call to Action-Commemoration the End of Slavery in 2020
- 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 2020: Balancing Celebration of Emancipation and #BLM Protests
- VOANews: Juneteenth – A Day to Reflect on the History and Legacy of Slavery in the US (2019)
- 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'
- VOANews: What is Juneteenth?
- 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