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Happy Juneteenth!

  Juneteenth β€” a blending of the words June and nineteenth β€” is the oldest regular US celebration of the end of slavery. It commemorates June 19, 1865: the day that Union Army Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger rode into Galveston, Texas, and told slaves of their emancipation. β€œIn accordance with a proclamation from the Executive … Read More