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Jun 19, 2013
Kids Items that Celebrate Inclusion, Diversity for Juneteenth
Held June 19, this annual holiday marks the end of slavery in Texas in 1865. Tune children into its lasting message with these toys, books and more.
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Are you familiar with Juneteenth? Held every year on June 19 – and sometimes called "Freedom Day" or "Emancipation Day" – this holiday honors the U.S. decision to abolish slavery in Texas back in 1865. Many states celebrate this landmark day in African American history. Here in southeast Michigan, in fact, the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit celebrates Juneteenth each year, usually with a Saturday festival full of family fun and education. In that spirit, Gimme, Gimme! is commemorating this important event with a photo gallery of kids' dolls, clothing, games and more that promote equality and inclusion for all.