What is Juneteenth?

by: BYELIZABETH NIX from What Is Juneteenth? – HISTORY Juneteenth (short for “June Nineteenth”) marks the day when federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas in 1865 to take control of the state and ensure that all enslaved people be freed. The troops’ arrival came a full two and a half years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. JuneteenthContinue reading “What is Juneteenth?”