Key Destinations of African-American History and Culture
This Juneteenth we choose to highlight a few significant sites of memory and perseverance across the United States.
Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration honoring the end of slavery in the United States. On June 19, 1865, Union General Gordon Granger led thousands of federal troops to Galveston, Texas to announce that the Civil War had ended, and slaves had been freed.
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