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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.
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- On June 18th, Booker T. Washington National Monument will commemorate the anniversary of the 1865 ...
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