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The History of Juneteenth

Everything you ever wanted to know about the historic holiday but were afraid to ask. Republished with permission courtesy of JUNETEENTH.COM Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved ...

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