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Juneteenth: The final end to Texas’ history of slavery

Today is Juneteenth in Bishop. Why the date important to African Americans. “Juneteenth” (June 19th) is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended […]

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