The history behind Juneteenth you might not have known

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A Juneteenth celebration in Austin, Texas, in 1900.

Most of us are aware of Juneteenth, in that it exists, but there is so much history to know about the celebration.

Below are some things about the emancipation of those who had been enslaved, that you may not have known.

Be sure to check out the photo gallery atop this article, as well.

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Dawn is a Digital Content Editor who has been with Graham Media Group since April 2013. She graduated from Texas State University with a degree in electronic media.