Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th.
General Robert S. Granger issued a proclamation in Texas declaring slaves to be free. The following year those who were once slaves begin celebrating their independence. In a country that once fought and won their very independence, known as the United States of American. Governor of Texas, James V. Alfred made a Juneteenth a recognizable holiday in the state of Texas. Which later grew due to the great migration of African-Americans, the Civil Rights Movement, and Social Media.
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