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Freedoms Gifts Valerie Wilson Wesley

Freedoms Gifts

Valerie Wilson Wesley

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ISBN : 9780689802690
Hardcover
32 pages
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Finding power in lessons from the pastJuneteenth -- the day Texan slaves found out they had been freed, two years after Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation -- is Junes favorite holiday. This year, though, her cousin Lillie will beMoreFinding power in lessons from the pastJuneteenth -- the day Texan slaves found out they had been freed, two years after Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation -- is Junes favorite holiday. This year, though, her cousin Lillie will be there for the Juneteenth picnic. That could spoil everything. Lillie is used to celebrating the Fourth of July, like everyone else, and has no interest in Southern traditions. But Aunt Marshall, the girls great-great-aunt, knows the significance of Juneteenth -- she was about Junes age on June 19th, 1865, when the celebration began in Texas -- and she just may be able to convince Lillie that Juneteenth is not a dumb old slave holiday, but a part of her heritage, and the first of many of freedoms gifts.