What Do You Know About Juneteenth Holiday?

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Juneteenth, also known as Juneteenth Independence Day or Freedom Day, is an American holiday that commemorates the June 19, 1865, announcement of the abolition of slavery in the U. S state of Texas, and more generally the emancipation of enslaved African--American throughout the former Confederacy of the southern United States. Its name is a portmanteau of "June" and "nineteenth", the date of its celebration.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    During the American Civil War, which president issued the Emancipation Proclamation?
    • A. 

      Abraham Lincoln

    • B. 

      J.F Kennedy

    • C. 

      Donald Trump

    • D. 

      Barack Obama

  • 2. 
    During the American Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on ....
    • A. 

      July 4, 1890

    • B. 

      September 22, 1862

    • C. 

      June 19, 1900

    • D. 

      January 28, 1986

  • 3. 
    In the early .... economic and political forces led to a decline in Juneteenth celebrations.
    • A. 

      15th century

    • B. 

      17th century

    • C. 

      19th century

    • D. 

      20th century

  • 4. 
    Texas and all former Confederate states passed new constitutions or amendments that effectively disenfranchised black people between what years?
    • A. 

      1890 to 1908

    • B. 

      1908 to 1980

    • C. 

      1880 to 1890

    • D. 

      1809 - 1890

  • 5. 
    Since when has the holiday has been more widely celebrated among African-American communities?
    • A. 

      1970s

    • B. 

      1960s

    • C. 

      1980s

    • D. 

      1950s

  • 6. 
    In what year did a group of community leaders gathered at Christian Unity Baptist Church in New Orleans, Louisiana to work for greater national celebration of Juneteenth?
    • A. 

      1994

    • B. 

      1998

    • C. 

      1997

    • D. 

      2000

  • 7. 
    The first state to establish Juneteenth as a state holiday is ....
    • A. 

      California

    • B. 

      Chicago

    • C. 

      Kentucky

    • D. 

      Texas

  • 8. 
    What year did establish Juneteenth as a state holiday?
    • A. 

      1970

    • B. 

      1990

    • C. 

      1980

    • D. 

      2000

  • 9. 
    By ...., nearly half of US states observed the holiday as a ceremonial observance.
    • A. 

      2008

    • B. 

      2000

    • C. 

      1900

    • D. 

      1969

  • 10. 
    In what year did the first legislation recognize "Juneteenth Independence Day" to introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives?
    • A. 

      1997

    • B. 

      1989

    • C. 

      1996

    • D. 

      1999

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