Bing Daily Trivia Quiz: Juneteenth Celebration

Question 1: Where was the first Juneteenth celebration?

Juneteenth celebration
  • Texas
  • Louisiana
  • Alabama

Correct Answer: Texas

Fact: The first Juneteenth celebration took place on June 19, 1866, a year after General Order No. 3 brought freedom to formerly enslaved people in Galveston, Texas. The early celebrations were also used as opportunities to help newly freed African Americans understand their voting rights.

Question 2: Which president signed the act that recognized Juneteenth as a federal holiday?

  • George W. Bush
  • Joe Biden
  • Donald Trump

Correct Answer: Joe Biden

Fact: On June 17, 2021, President Joe Biden signed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act into law, making June 19 an official federal holiday. Juneteenth is one of the five date-specific federal holidays celebrated in the country.

Question 3: Which TV show featured an episode titled ‘Juneteenth’?

  • The Jeffersons
  • Black-ish
  • The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Correct Answer: Black-ish

Fact: ‘Juneteenth’ was a musical episode that aired on October 3, 2017. It saw an 1865 version of the Johnson family celebrate this day, delving into its historical context and significance. The episode includes songs by Aloe Blacc, The Roots, and Fonzworth Bentley.

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