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Juneteenth

Celebrates the liberation of black American slaves in Texas on June 19, 1865 by Caitlin Helfrich Related Links Text of the Emancipation ProclamationHistory of the Emancipation Procla…

The History of Juneteenth

Juneteenth is a portmanteau of the words “June” and “nineteenth”, which is the day that this holiday is celebrated. Also known as Freedom Day, Juneteenth is a day to celebrate the emancipation of slav…

Ralph Ellison

Ralph Ellison won the National Book Award for his first novel Invisible Man (1952), the story of an alienated and isolated black man living in racially repressive urban America. Ellison grew up in Ok…

Kwanzaa

Honoring the values of ancient African cultures by Holly Hartman Related Links The Principles of Kwanzaa The Seven Symbols Kwanzaa Word Search Encyclopedia: Kwanzaa Winter H…

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State Holidays

Below is a list of the official holidays of every U.S. state—plus Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands—on which state employees have the da…