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Juneteenth, A Celebration of Freedom
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Juneteenth, A celebration of freedom June 19th, 1865. One of the most important and needed events in American history happened. Texas was thought by many enslavers to be a safe haven for allowing slavery until the historic day and beginning of a widely celebrated and soon to be national holiday, Jubilee Day. In Galveston, Texas after the long lasting American Civil War, General Granger arrived enforcing president Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation which set all confederate states slaves free. The changes from this proclamation did not happen overnight however, it took years for some slaves to be completely free. Unfortunately, 157...