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Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Juneteenth

Do you know what today is?  A glorious holiday celebrating freedom!


Today is Juneteenth which commemorates the ending of slavery in the United States. It was on June 19th, 1865 that Union troops reached Galveston, TX and announced that all slaves were now free as declared by the Emancipation Proclamation (enacted January 1, 1863). The holiday has grown from Texas to the international community.

Find out more about Juneteenth!


Happy Juneteenth everyone!

Emancipated by Talib @ 3:59 PM

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