Originally published 06/16/2017
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.
Originally published 06/17/2016
This was the day – June 19, 1865 – in 1865 when slaves in Texas finally were freed.
Originally published 06/21/2015
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.
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