JuneteenthJuneteenth is the oldest known holiday celebrating the end of slavery.

It started on June 19th 1865 when the union soldiers, led by General Granger came to Galveston Texas and announced that the war was over and the slaves were free. Took two hand a half years after Lincoln had signed it but it was in Galveston that General Granger read the Emancipation Proclamation freeing about 250,000 slaves throughout Texas.

Some US States list it as an official holiday.

Couldn’t find much about slavery that hasn’t been gone thorough time and time again but did find a song from Glen Campbell that at least has the place if not the theme in the title.


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5 Responses to Juneteenth

  1. jmgoyder says:

    I have never known, until now, what that song was about! Wonderful.

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