History of Juneteenth
Juneteenth commemorates the date of June 19, 1865, when Union troops arrived in Galveston Bay, Texas, and delivered the long-delayed news of the Emancipation Proclamation, which had been issued by President Abraham Lincoln more than two years earlier. More than 250,000 forcibly enslaved Black people in the state received that message and although the Emancipation Proclamation did not officially end slavery, it signaled a changing tide in the Union that trickled to the Confederate states.
Upon hearing the announcement, celebrations of freedom became a tradition for many descendants of forcibly enslaved Black people.
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