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It’s (the 150th) Juneteenth!

June 19, 2015

“On June 19, 1865, U.S. Major General Gordon Granger, newly arrived with 1,800 men in Texas, ordered that “all slaves are free” in Texas and that there would be an ‘absolute equality of personal rights and rights of property between former masters and slaves.’”

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