June 19, 1865

Juneteenth is a celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. It was June 19, 1865, when the Union soldiers landed in Galveston, Texas advising that the war had ended and the enslaved were now free; which was two and a half years after President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation.

Never Forget!

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Until Next Time…

 

 

 

 

(Sources)

History of Juneteenth. (n.d.). Retrieved June 19, 2019, from https://www.juneteenth.com/history.htm

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