“The observance of #Juneteenth is about the journey and achievement of African Americans โ€“ from a horrific period of sanctioned enslavement to the pinnacle of human endeavors. It is a story of pride, resilience and determination that will always be of historical and spiritual importance โ€“ as it serves us well to understand that together, we can overcome all obstacles in our path.
Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free.” https://www.juneteenth.com/history/. Learn more about the history of Juneteenth from the Juneteenth website.
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