Juneteenth is a holiday celebrated on June 19 for the past 150 years that commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. Many don’t know what it is, or how it got its name. The name Juneteenth originated from Freedom Day or Emancipation Day. This day is a combination of “June” and “nineteenth,” in honor of the day that Granger announced the abolition of slavery in Texas.
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Facts about black slaves prior to the Emancipation Proclamation
According to historian R. Halliburton Jr. In 1830 3,775 free black people owned 12,740 black slaves.
The census of 1830 lists 3,775 free Negroes who owned a total of 12,760 slaves.
The number of enslaved people held by Cherokees at around 600 at the start of the 19th century and around 1,500 at the time of westward removal in 1838-9. (Creeks, Choctaws, and Chickasaws, she said, held about 3,500 slaves, across the three nations, as the 19th century began.) says Tiya Miles from the 19th century for Slate magazine in January 2016.