Morning Minutes: June 19
Word of the Day
Ambiguous am-BIG-yuh-wus (adjective) Doubtful or uncertain especially from obscurity or indistinctness; inexplicable; capable of being understood in two or more possible senses or ways - www.merriam-webster.com
Website of the Day
National Juneteenth Observance Foundation
Forty-one states recognize Juneteenth as a state holiday or observance. June 19 is set aside to celebrate the end of slavery in America, and the NJOF is working to make it an official national observance. Learn about the history and legacy of the Juneteenth movement.
Number to Know
2: Approximate number of years before slaves in Galveston, Texas, received news of the Emancipation Proclamation. (See below for more information.)
This Day in History
June 19, 1865: Slaves in Galveston, Texas, are finally informed of their freedom. The anniversary is celebrated as Juneteenth.
Today’s Featured Birthday
Writer Salman Rushdie (66)
“Sometimes the poorest man leaves his children the richest inheritance.” - Ruth E. Renkel