JUNETEENTH-BLOG

Juneteenth is celebrated as the end of slavery in the U.S.

American history lessons generally teach that when President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation in 1862, it ended the Civil War and slavery.

But it took another 30 months and 19 days for the order to be carried out in Galveston, Texas — the last area of the Confederate States of America where African Americans were still enslaved.

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