1. What day is Juneteenth celebrated?

  • June 10
  • June 18
  • June 19

 2. In what year did Juneteenth become a national holiday?

  • 1863
  • 1866
  • 2021

 3. Who rode into Texas on Juneteenth in 1865 and delivered General Order No. 3?

  • General Gordon Granger
  • President Abraham Lincoln
  • General Ulysses Grant

 4. What is the main idea of Juneteenth?

  • The Emancipation Proclamation issued by President Abraham Lincoln on January 1, 1863.
  • The last battle of the Civil War fought at Palmitto Hill.
  • The anniversary of when the last enslaved African-American people were freed in the U.S.

 5. Can you explain what is happening in Juneteenth?

  • A commemoration of the U.S. emancipation of enslaved African-Americans.
  • An international celebration of the end of slavery.
  • A Texas celebration of the first day of summer.

 6. Put in order the events that lead to Juneteenth? c, b, a

  1. Juneteenth is first celebrated in Texas and recognized 155 years later as a federal holiday.
  2. US Union Army General Granger delivers General Order No. 3 to the enslaved people of Galveston, Texas.
  3. President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, freeing the enslaved people in the secessionist states of the Confederacy.

 7. How does Juneteenth relate to the history in the Rio Grande Valley? Check all that apply.

  • African Americans are part of the history of the Rio Grande Valley
  • The Rio Grande Valley is part of Texas.
  • Juneteenth has been celebrated in Edinburg since 1998.

 8. How did things improve after Juneteenth in the Rio Grande Valley?

  • The African Americans in the Rio Grande Valley were no longer enslaved by White Americans.
  • Business and schools in Rio Grande Valley no longer segregated African Americans after Juneteenth.
  • African Americans in the Valley were granted a day off of work on June 19th.

9. What type of foods and drinks are traditionally consumed for Juneteenth celebrationa?

  • Summer foods like hamburgers, hotdogs, potato salad, banana pudding, and lemonade.
  • Brown foods and drinks like tamales, chorizo, beans, carne guisada, and iced tea.
  • Hibiscus tea, strawberry soda, strawberry pie, other red foods such as red rice, watermelon and red velvet cake.

10. Which question would you ask someone in an interview who was alive during the first Juneteenth celebration in 1866?

  • Do you know of anyone who was enslaved and freed on June 19, 1865?
  • Did you have to serve in the U.S. Civil War to fight for the end to slavery?
  • What has changed for you since June 19, 1865?