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Remembering my great-grandmother this Juneteenth

It may seem odd to celebrate a day that recalls the fact that enslaved Africans in Texas were among the last to know they were freed, when General Gordon Granger issued the order in Galveston two years after the Emancipation Proclamation went into effect.

June 19, 2018 Racial Justice

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