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Juneteenth event commemorates end of slavery
June 20, 2017 Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States in1865. It was on June 19, the Union soldiers led by Major General Gordon Granger, arrived at Galveston, Texas, with news that the war had ended and ...
Juneteenth celebration commemorates end of slavery
June 19, 2017 Dianne Nixon and Christopher Aitkens pose Monday with a newly unveiled bust of their father, James Aitkens, at the Juneteenth celebration held at the Finding Our Roots African-American Museum in Houma.[Chris Heller/Staff - houmatoday/dailycomet].
Juneteenth and the End of American Slavery
June 19, 2017 Juneteenth, however, as a day to mark the “end” of slavery in the United States, has always been a puzzle. General Granger based his general order on a proclamation from President Abraham Lincoln who had been dead since the middle of April.
What is Juneteenth? Day marks the end of slavery in the United States
June 19, 2017 There is no one reason why there was a two and a half year delay in letting Texas know about the abolition of slavery in the United States, according to Juneteenth.com. The historical site said some accounts place the delay on a messenger who was ...
Separating Fact From Myth on Slavery
June 19, 2017 This undated illustration shows pre-Civil War life depicting African men in slave pens in Washington, D.C., circa 1849-1850. (AP).