CELEBRATION OF JUNETEENTH

What
CELEBRATION OF JUNETEENTH
When
6/19/2020

CELEBRATION OF JUNETEENTH


Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865: the day that Union Army Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger rode into Galveston, Texas, and told slaves of their emancipation. "In accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free," Granger read to a crowd. That day came more than two years after President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863.

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