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Chained No More, Told Too Late: The Story of Juneteenth

Chained No More, Told Too Late: The Story of Juneteenth

2017-06-19 00:00:00

Regardless of your ethnicity, you have ancestors who were living somewhere in the world on the historic day of June 19, 1865.  For the black residents of Galveston, Texas, however, the day was like no other. On that day, a Union general arrived to Galveston, making the belated announcement that slavery had ended in the former Confederate states, including Texas—two and a half years prior. 

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