25 Funny Juneteenth Jokes And Puns Straight from 1865

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Jessica Amlee


Juneteenth, celebrated on June 19th, is a monumental day in American history. It commemorates the abolition of slavery, specifically marking the day in 1865 when the news of emancipation finally reached Galveston, Texas, the last enclave of active slavery in the United States. Juneteenth stands as a testament to the resilience and strength of the African American community, embodying a hard-fought journey toward freedom. It’s a day filled with reflection, education, and celebration of African American culture, history, and progress.

Now, onto the humor, we have some nice Juneteenth jokes (dark ones too) but remember, we’re laughing with history, not at it. Celebrating Juneteenth is about rejoicing in progress, acknowledging the journey, and most importantly, having a freedom-filled good time.

Best Juneteenth Jokes

Don’t we need a day like Juneteenth for unpaid internships?
Some say that unpaid internship is nothing like actual slavery. At least, slaves are given food and housing.

Why do your grandpas and grandmas hit things when they don’t work?
Because it worked with slavery.

Have you heard about the Juneteenth sale?
Everything will be 3/5 off!

If Kenya Barris made a show about Juneteenth, what would it be called?

A white man was teaching a bunch of bl*ck teenagers about Juneteenth and slavery.
None of them liked the concept, but their grandparents were sold on the idea.

Did you hear that last year Walmart apologized for selling Juneteenth ice cream?
They should have known that this was a bad idea when they decided to name it “Hands Up, Don’t Scoop.”

Roses are red,
Potato chips are savory,
The United States prison system is legalized slavery.

What’s the difference between a cow and slavery?
You can’t milk a cow for 200 years.

An African-American, a Mexican-American, Jewish-American, and a white man are walking along the beach in Florida. One of them stumbles over a lamp and as he picks it up, a genie appears. The genie thanks them for freeing him from the lamp and offers them each a wish.
The African-American says, “My native land has suffered from all the people stolen away by slavery. I wish for all my people to be returned to Africa to start a new age of African success.” As he finishes speaking, poof, he is gone.
The Mexican-American is inspired and says, “My native land has suffered from all the people run out by the cartels and corruption. I wish for all my people to be returned to Mexico to start a new age of Mexican success.” As he finishes speaking, poof, he is gone.
The Jewish American feels the same way and says, “My native land has had my people chased out for thousands of years. I wish for all my people to be returned to Israel to start a new age of Israeli success.” As he finishes speaking, poof, he is gone.
The white guy is clearly taken aback by all that has happened. He says, “Let me get this straight, all the bl*ck, Mexicans, and Jews are gone? Lemme get a diet coke.”

Do you know most people don’t find Juneteenth jokes to be very funny?
They give them 3 out of 5.

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Why was the June 19th history exam so easy?
Because everything that happened on that day was freeing.

What was the big deal with slavery?
From the sounds of it, a lot of them were educated since so many of them had their Masters.

Don’t you think that slavery is such an ugly word?
Most prefer the term lifetime unpaid internship.

Apart from bl*ck people, who all are celebrating Juneteenth?
The younger siblings.

How much does a slave cost?
Got no idea, just know they aren’t free.

June 19 is Father’s Day and also Juneteenth.
At least bl*ck kids have one thing to celebrate.

Have you heard of slave jokes from 1865?
They don’t work anymore.

There was once a rich merchant who owned a slave named Manuel who was very good at hiding his thoughts and feelings. This merchant would often have his slave negotiate trade deals, very much to the merchant’s profit. This was the case because it was a well-known fact that “Nobody reads the owner’s Manuel.”

What do you call a BOGO deal sale on Juneteenth?
A pregnant slave, buy one get one free.

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What does a slave driver do with his slaves when he’s bored?
He racism.

Why did the slave go to college?
So he could pickup his Master’s degree.

Why don’t orphans support Juneteenth?
Before 1865, they finally had an owner.

What is similar to a woman converting to Islam?
Like a bl*ck person converting to slavery.

How is Curios George like slavery?
It is about a white man in a suit owning a crazy monkey.

Why did the book about Juneteenth become a bestseller?
Because every page turn was a page-turner!

Do you have a better Juneteenth joke? Write down your own Juneteenth puns in the comment section below!

Jessica Amlee, born in 1996 in Laughlin, Nevada, is a delightful humorist and joke writer with a penchant for puns. She studied at Emerson College, earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Comedy. Jessica's comedic style combines snappy one-liners and observational humor, making her a rising star in the world of comedy.

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