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JUNETEENTH 2020

Thu, Jun 25, 2020 - 09:44 AM

Posted by Hollace Lyon in Civil Rights

Happy Juneteenth, the day that celebrates the Emancipation Proclamation, right?

Well actually, not quite. Juneteenth commemorates June 19,1865, when Union General Granger, issued General Order 3, proclaiming all slaves in Galveston, Texas to be free. He had, just the day before, occupied Galveston, one of the last Confederate slave holding cities. So that was the end of slavery in the United States, right?

Not so fast.  Let's look at a timeline and the facts that go with it.

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