By Alexandra Meeks and Ivory Sherman
Take the quiz and learn more about the oldest known US celebration of the end of slavery. CNN will also broadcast a live Juneteenth concert featuring Jhené Aiko, Khalid, Jill Scott, Questlove, Mickey Guyton, Bell Biv DeVoe and other Black artists on Sunday, June 19 at 8 p.m. ET.
1 of 10Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865, the day Union Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger (pictured here) informed slaves of their emancipation from slavery. In which state did this event take place? Granger delivered the news, known as General Orders, No. 3, in Galveston, Texas.
2 of 10Granger’s announcement came almost three years after the Emancipation Proclamation, the famous executive order abolishing slavery issued by which US President? President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, as the nation approached its third year of bloody civil war. The proclamation declared “that all persons held as slaves” within the rebellious states “are, and henceforward shall be free.”
3 of 10Which Constitutional Amendment officially abolished slavery across the United States? The 13th Amendment, ratified on December 6, 1865, officially abolished chattel slavery in the United States.
4 of 10What two Union border states continued to practice slavery up until the 13th Amendment was ratified?
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