Latest J!Buzz Clues & Categories 06.19.2022 How Much Do You Know About Juneteenth National Independence Day? Juneteenth is a holiday which commemorates the end of the enslavement of African Americans. Test your knowledge of the history behind the annual celebration as well as some of the key events that precipitated its creation, with the following clues. *Quiz Rules: Respondents do not have to answer in the form of a question. Moderate spelling errors will receive consideration. No prizes, but big-time bragging rights.* 19th CENTURY AMERICA On "Juneteenth", June 19 of this year, the remaining slaves in the U.S. learned that the North had won the Civil War Submit FLAGS Juneteenth has its own flag with many symbols; the star stands for freedom & for this state where the celebration began in 1865 Submit CIVIL WAR HISTORY Though 1863's Emancipation Proclamation applied only to the Confederacy, this Union state, one of the original 13, ended slavery November 1, 1864 Submit THE RECONSTRUCTION ERA In 1868 this Amendment gave African Americans full citizenship Submit THE CONSTITUTION Involuntary servitude is one of the abhorrent practices prohibited by this amendment Submit CIVIL WAR HISTORY Of the 4 prewar states that permitted slavery but did not secede, it was the largest in area & latest to join the Union Submit THE CIVIL WAR Lincoln issued the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation 5 days after this 1862 Union victory in Maryland. Submit 5 NIGHTS Also called Freedom's Eve, Watch Night is a celebration of this edict issued on January 1, 1863 Submit U.S. DATES Date in 1865 on which Union General Gordon Granger told the African Americans of Galveston they were free Submit Jeopardy! Clues You May Also Like Clues & Categories 06.01.2022 Celebrate Pride Month With These Clues Clues & Categories 03.14.2022 See How Well You Know Your Women’s History With These Clues Clues & Categories 02.07.2022 Can You Skate Through These Winter Olympics Clues?