Juneteenth in Virginia

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    Juneteenth at the Lucasville School, Bristow

    Celebrate Juneteenth in Virginia, one of 26 states granting holiday observance to June 19th as the day slavery was abolished.

     

    In 1865 slavery was common practice in Texas even though President Lincoln's Emancipation Proclomation had been in effect since January 1, 1863. On June 19, 1865 Union General Gordon Granger and his 2,000 troops released Galveston, TX slaves into freedom - some of the last slaves to realize their destiny.

     

Juneteenth Events

Hardy - Jun. 21 - Juneteenth Event - This celebration commemorates the release of approximately four million people of African descent ...

Last Updated: 1/10/2014 4:12 PM
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