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Juneteenth Day

For Immediate Release
June 18, 2020

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Juneteenth commemorates the end 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 ended and that the enslaved were now free.