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    Emancipation Proclamation

    On this date in 1865, over two years after Abraham Lincoln had signed his Emancipation Proclamation, Union general Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, TX, to announce the end of slavery. The day, which came to be known as Juneteenth, is celebrated by African-Americans in...
    tsanandh tsanandh
    26-30, M
    Jun 18, 2008
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