Juneteenth 2010: The 145th Anniversary of Emancipation Day

This year marks the 145th anniversary of Juneteenth. The name is derived from the day upon which the last enslaved African Americans were freed. On June 19th, 1865, General Gordon Granger rode into Galveston, Texas with 2,000 Union troops to announce slavery’s end.  This directive was known as “General Order No. 3”

To learn more about Juneteenth, visit: Juneteenth History and you will also be able to see events that will take place around the country. Will you be celebrating Juneteenth this year? I know I will!



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