Juneteenth. (7)

Juneteenth (June 19) has been celebrated this past week all over the United States.  This celebration marks the official end of slavery in Texas, when General Gordon Granger stepped off a boat in Galveston, Texas, in 1865, and publicly read President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation.  What began in Galveston on that day has grown into a nationwide celebration, this being the 145th year.  These folks were part of the annual community gathering in Neylandville, Texas.  Neylandville, population 56, might be the very last all-black community in Texas.

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