A Celebration of Freedom❤️
On June 19,1865
(“Juneteenth”...short for June Nineteenth) The freed people took to the streets in celebration as
Federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas to take control of the state and ensure that all those enslaved be freed.
The troops’ arrival came a full two and a half years after Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation. “All persons held as slaves within the rebellious states, are and henceforward shall be freed” Abraham Lincoln
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