Juneteenth Galveston: Where It All Began (Webinar)

Jun 15th

Juneteenth Galveston: Where It All Began (Webinar)
  • 601 Tremont
    Galveston, Texas
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

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.

In this FREE webinar, learn from local historians and organizations who preserve and safeguard the history, events, stories and memories centered around this important day in the nation’s history!

Visit Galveston along with the Texas Historical Commission, Galveston Historical Foundation and the Bryan Museum invite you to the place where it all began to experience this monumental event that changed America forever.

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