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Haitian-American activists reflect on Juneteenth

On June 19, 1865 Union Army general Gordon Granger announced in Galveston, Texas General Order 3, proclaiming emancipation for slaves in Texas. Although abolished in 1863 by President Lincoln, enforcement was difficult, and the proclamation arrived two years later, when victorious Union troops made their way across Texas territory. On the eve of the first […]

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