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Scores of Americans come together yearly to commemorate Juneteenth, the day that those who were enslaved in Texas were finally told that slavery was over. From parades to pageants, historical site visits and more, the 19th of June has become a rallying cry not just to celebrate the end of slavery in Texas but the entire United States.

More than 150 years have elapsed since the first Juneteenth, and as the years have passed, more and more is being learned and discovered about the history of freedom for Black Americans and Juneteenth.

Here are five things you may not have known about Juneteenth.

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