June 19, 1865

We are always free.

Some of us

don't know it.


will galvanize

us all.


Not til 2 and l/2 years after the Emancipation Proclamation,

did African American slaves in Galveston Texas realize

that they were free.. when General Granger finally announced

it to them. Now 200 cities in Texas celebrate the state

holiday. Now that day is commemorated as June Teenth.

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