The Handbook of Texas Online: Juneteenth


Subject:
Black Resources , Holidays and Observances Individually , Juneteenth

Description:
This essay describes the origins of the Juneteenth holiday. "On June 19 ('Juneteenth'), 1865, Union general Gordon Granger read the Emancipation Proclamation in Galveston, thus belatedly bringing about the freeing of 250,000 slaves in Texas." Discusses the history of the holiday and the impact of Juneteenth, which is now celebrated beyond Texas. From the General Libraries at the University of Texas at Austin and the Texas State Historical Association.

Creator:
Acosta, Teresa Palomo

Publisher:
The Texas State Historical Association

Language:
English

Source:
http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/JJ/lkj1.html


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