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Juneteenth: A celebration of freedom

President Barack Obama commemorated a milestone for the United States on Saturday — “Juneteenth,” the anniversary of the day 145 years ago that word of the Emancipation Proclamation reached Galveston, Texas, and led to freedom for thousands of African-Americans still being held as slaves.

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Today in Black History: Juneteenth

June 19th, 1865 Union Major General Gordon Granger read General Order #3 to the people of Galveston, TX