Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day, is a holiday in the United States honoring African American heritage by commemorating the announcement of the abolition of slavery in the U.S. State of Texas in 1865. Celebrated on June 19, the term is a combination of June and nineteenth
The Songhai Empire, also known as the Songhay Empire, was the largest state in African history and the most powerful of the medieval west African states. It expanded rapidly beginning with King Sonni Ali in the 1460s and by 1500s, it had risen to stretch from Cameroon to the Maghreb.
An example of what traditional African jewelry would look like. Again, a lot of color and a lot of patterns. Also, it is homemade just like the clothing and fabric and other art in Africa. There jewelry seems to make a statement and is a lot more vibrant than stuff you would see in the United States.