Celebrations are remembrances of what we most want to honor and what could be more important than the day a people are set free? On June 19, 1865 General Gordon Granger of the Union Army shared the news of Lincoln's 1863 Emancipation Proclamation to the residents of Galveston, Texas, freeing all remaining enslaved people in the state.
Consider sharing your town's Juneteenth celebration with your children! Look for "Juneteenth 2021 Celebrations (your state or city)" in your search engine to discover what is happening near you.
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