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WWNO News Features
Mon June 20, 2011
Juneteenth Celebrated in New Orleans
By Zoe Sullivan
New Orleans, LA – Yesterday was June 19th, or Juneteenth as it is called when referring to June 19th, 1865, the day slavery was abolished in Texas after the end of the Civil War. This year the celebration had particular significance in New Orleans as it is also the bicentennial of the largest slave rebellion ever in the United States. Zoe Sullivan has more.