Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. Although President Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation took effect in 1863, slaves in Texas weren’t notified until 1865. Our Juneteenth tee commemorates the day Union General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, TX with 1,800 soldiers to enforce the Emancipation Proclamation.
Here are 3 more facts about 06.19.1865.
1) President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on September 22, 1862, declaring that all slaves in states in rebellion against the Union would be forever free as of January 1, 1863.
2) The Emancipation Proclamation freed 3.1 million slaves in 11 Confederate states, but didn’t apply to border states like Delaware, Maryland, Kentucky and Missouri.
3) Juneteenth (short for “June nineteenth”) commemorates the day Union General Gordon Granger and 1,800 troops arrived in Galveston, TX to enforce the Emancipation Proclamation, effectively ending slavery in the United States 2 1/2 years after the Proclamation took effect.
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