Let's Celebrate Emancipation Day & Juneteenth

Let's Celebrate Emancipation Day & Juneteenth

Paperback - 2018
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"In the 1800s, abolitionists like Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass, and Sojourner Truth fought for freedom from slavery for all African Americans. They fought with speeches, songs, newspapers, and even with daring rescue missions! Every year on both Emancipation Day and Juneteenth we honor and continue their fight for freedom and equality."--Publisher's description.
Publisher: New York : Kane Press, 2018.
ISBN: 9781635920604
Characteristics: 32 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), map ; 23 cm.


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