Jun 17 - Jun 26

Juneteenth: A Celebration of Freedom

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On June 19, 1865, General Granger stood at Galveston Bay and pronounced that all African American slaves living in Texas were free. Because of the war, no one in Texas had heard word of Abraham Lincoln's famous Emancipation Proclamation, the law he signed abolishing slavery in America.

In 1989, the day was declared an official state holiday. Items on display will include the only known original copy of the General Order No. 3.

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Dallas Historical Society
Hall of State at Fair Park
3939 Grand Avenue
P.O. Box 150038
Dallas, TX 75315-0038
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm Daily between Jun 17 and Jun 26
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