What Is Juneteenth National Freedom Day? A Juneteenth Activity
In 1863, the Emancipation Proclamation had declared all enslaved people in the rebelling states free. The Proclamation had no practical effect in Texas until Union General Gordon Granger landed at Galveston on June 19, 1865 and read the order. In Texas, June 19 came to be known as Juneteenth, on which day African Americans celebrated their freedom.
June 18, 2020