Celebrate Juneteenth this Saturday

Claud Mccoid

Juneteenth (also regarded as Liberty Working day, Emancipation Working day, Jubilee Working day, and Liberation Working day) is a holiday break celebrating the emancipation of persons enslaved in the United States. The holiday break, named for a portmanteau of June and nineteenth, originated in Galveston, Texas. The holiday break commemorates the day in 1865 when Standard Buy No. 3 was issued by Gen. Gordon Granger of the U.S. Army, proclaiming liberty from slavery in Texas.


This order came just about two and a 50 percent a long time right after President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, which officially outlawed slavery in the United States. On the other hand, at the time of the Emancipation Proclamation, the United States was immersed in the Civil War and Texas was section of the Accomplice States. Immediately after the Civil War ended Texas was the most remote of the slave states and there was very … Read More