Bell Ringers

Bell Ringer: History of Juneteenth

History of Juneteenth

Doug Matthews talked about the history of Juneteenth and Ashton Villa, the historic home in Galveston, Texas, where Major General Gordon Granger delivered the news of the end of the Civil War and the end of slavery. Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the U.S.

Description

Doug Matthews talked about the history of Juneteenth and Ashton Villa, the historic home in Galveston, Texas, where Major General Gordon Granger delivered the news of the end of the Civil War and the end of slavery. Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the U.S.

Bell Ringer Assignment

  • Describe the reactions among slaves upon learning about their freedom.
  • Explain how this day became officially recognized as Juneteenth.
  • Why is this date important?

Participants

    Vocabulary

    • Confederate Army
    • Emancipation Proclamation
    • General Gordon Granger

    Topics

    State HistoryU.S. History