Juneteenth has been celebrated by Black Americans under many names — Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, Cel-Liberation Day and Emancipation Day, to name just a few.

But how much do you know about the history behind our nation’s newest federal holiday? Test your knowledge with this five-question quiz.


Name the Union general who traveled to Glaveston, Texas, in 1865 to deliver news of emancipation to the city's enslaved residents.


What government document did the Union general carry with him announcing emancipation for enslaved Texans?


The government document that announced emancipation in Texas encouraged the enslaved Texans to do what?


In 1872, to celebrate Juneteenth, a group of formerly enslaved men paid $800 to buy a 10-acre parcel — renamed Emancipation Park — in what Texas city?


What legislation did President Joe Biden sign in 2021 to designate Juneteenth as a federal holiday?

Founder and publisher of Qcitymetro, Glenn has worked at newspapers including the Los Angeles Times, St. Petersburg (Fla.) Times, Philadelphia Inquirer, Wall Street Journal and The Charlotte Observer.

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