Reblog: Juneteenth — by thewriterfred

REBLOG - Juneteenth: "On June 19, 1865 Union Army General Gordon Granger, landed on the shores of Galveston, Texas and announced that, according to the Emancipation Proclamation of January 1, 1863, signed by President Abraham Lincoln, all slaves in states at war with the Union were free. However, for political and military reasons, the proclamation failed to include […]" ~ by Frederick Williams. via "Juneteenth" — at blog: thewriterfred...