Complete this quiz and bring it to the Juneteenth Festival for the Answers.
1. The day that the last of the enslaved Americans were officially set free is known as_____________________________.
2. The officially recognized date of “Juneteenth” is:
a) Sep 23, 1862 b) Jun 19, 1865 c) Jul 4, 1863 d) Jan 21, 1863
3. The Emancipation Proclamation was signed by President Abraham Lincoln on September 22, 1862 to become effective on what date?
a) Sep 23,1862 b) Jan 1,1863 c) June 19,1863 d) July 4, 1863
4. The Declaration of Independence, written by Thomas Jefferson, originally contained a “Slave Clause” condemning the institution of slavery. T F
5. The name of the segregated TUSD school that educated African Americans up to high school in Tucson and later became Spring Middle School was:
a) G W Carver b) M L King c) M Maxwell d) P L Dunbar
6. The first African slaves were reported to have been brought to this “country” as early as:
a) 1586 b) 1800 c) 1619 d) 1702
7. At one time, 25% of the slaves in this country were Native Americans? T F
8. General Grainger read the Third General Order, effectively freeing the last of the slaves in what Texas City?
a) Houston b) San Antonio c) Galveston d) Dallas
9. Which two TUSD schools were named after prominent local African Americans?
a) Maxwell b) Spring c) Cavett d) Oyama e) Banks f) Ford
Match the following:
25. BONUS QUESTION: Juneteenth is a celebration for African Americans: T F
Hint: Juneteenth signifies a time in our nation's history when the last of the Americans were declared to be free. A time when we could truly live up to our founding principals and creed that "ALL MEN ARE CREATED EQUAL" and when we truly became a "Free Nation - under God." Juneteenth is not just a celebration - it's about our American History.
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