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Juneteenth Galveston Mug

Juneteenth Galveston Mug

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Juneteenth Galveston Mug

Where It All Began

Juneteenth is a national holiday that signifies the celebration of the end of slavery for southern slaves in Galveston two years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed. This historic event holds a special place in the United States and African American history, but the richness of Juneteenth or June 19, 1865 goes well beyond celebrating Emancipation. This moment in time marks the day that Union Army Major General Gordon Granger issued General Order No. 3 in Galveston, Texas, announcing the freedom of more than 250,000 enslaved Black people in the state of Texas – one of the last groups of slaves to be freed in the United States.

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