Texas Marks 'Juneteenth' and the End of Slavery June 19 is Juneteenth in Texas. On June 19, 1865, Union General Gordon Granger officially announced the end of slavery. The day is an official holiday in the Lone Star State.
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Texas Marks 'Juneteenth' and the End of Slavery

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Texas Marks 'Juneteenth' and the End of Slavery

Texas Marks 'Juneteenth' and the End of Slavery

Texas Marks 'Juneteenth' and the End of Slavery

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June 19 is Juneteenth in Texas. On June 19, 1865, Union General Gordon Granger officially announced the end of slavery. The day is an official holiday in the Lone Star State.