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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.
Hardy - June 15 - Juneteenth Celebration at Booker T. Washington National Monument - Booker T. Washington National Monument celebrates Juneteenth - the commemoration of the release of approximately four million people of African descent from the bonds of slavery after the end of the Civil War.
Hopewell - June 15 - Juneteenth National Freedom Day - Held on the grounds of Appomattox Plantation at City Point, activities include a musical performance by The Christian Aires, Civil War Sesquicentennial History Mobile, southern cooking demonstration by Michael Twitty and firing demonstration by the 23rd U.S. Colored Troops.
Manassas - June 15 - Juneteenth at Lucasville School - Experience what a school day might have been like in the tiny building and participate in games and crafts that the children might have played.
Check back frequently as new Juneteenth events are added, or check our main Events Calendar.
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