WHAT IS JUNETEENTH?
On June 19th, 1865, General Gordon Granger, of the Union Army, galloped into Galveston, TX with 2,000 other individuals and gave the proclamation that slaves are free. This was 2 years after the Emancipation Proclamation. Formerly enslaved Texans celebrated when they heard the news. It was a day of jubilee. - New York Times
From "What is Juneteeth" by Henry Louis Gates Jr.
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