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Juneteenth Freedom Rides

Although the Emancipation Proclamation was issued on January 1, 1863, it took 2 ½ years before word reached Texas and the Confederate south to announce the end of the Civil War and the end of slavery.  Therefore, slavery continued until Major General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, TX to read General Order #3 announcing that…

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