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Juneteenth

Although the Civil War ended in 1863 with President Abraham Lincoln issuing the Emancipation Proclamation calling for the abolition of slavery, news did not reach Texas until nearly two years later, when Union troops arrived in Galveston and General Gordon Granger read General Order No. 3: "The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free.”
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