Happy Juneteenth

2021-07-22T13:28:00-04:00June 19th, 2021|Archives|

Juneteenth celebrates June 19, 1865, as the day when freedom was granted to over 250,000 slaves in Texas. On June 18, 1865 Union General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas with 2,000 federal troops. This was two months after the war had essentially ended with surrender of Confederate General Robert E. Lee to Union Lt. Gen. [...]