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Juneteenth- Emancipation Day

June 19, 2012

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_____________________________________ Video: The Confederacy politics behind the slave trade ____________________________________ Juneteenth Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States.  Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had […]

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