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12 Quotes About Freedom to Celebrate Juneteenth

  Though Juneteenth has been celebrated nationwide for more than 150 years, many non-Black Americans were largely unfamiliar with its origins until recently. The holiday, otherwise known as Emancipation Day or Freedom Day, is an annual commemoration of June 19, 1865, the day that General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas, to inform its citizens that all enslaved people were officially free.
 General Granger read aloud General Order number 3, which stated, in part: “The people of Texas are informed that...

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