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● Juneteenth celebrations unite community with parade, gatherings 

Every June 19 in Texas, communities celebrate with prayer, family gatherings and a strong dose of history. That was the day in 1865 that a union general arrived in Galveston with an order informing Texas that all slaves were freed.

● This Juneteenth Let’s Remember Stories Like This One

ANNA-LISA COX

It shows that slavery was not the only injustice affecting African Americans before the Civil War.

● It’s Time to Make Juneteenth a National Holiday

KARL JACOBY

This was the day – June 19, 1865 – in 1865 when slaves in Texas finally were freed.

● Juneteenth Is for Everyone

KENNETH C. DAVIS

150 years after its birth, Juneteenth remains largely unacknowledged on America’s national calendar. Many Americans are unaware of its existence, or its roots.