Juneteenth, an emancipation celebration, is recognized all over the United States. On June 19, 1865, Union Army officer Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas, and announced the emancipation of all slaves in Texas. Thus was established one of the most enduring Emancipation Day celebrations in the United States, popularly known as Juneteenth, which marks the formal end of African enslavement.
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