Hosted by the Dallas Historical Society, this one time Special Display begins.On June 19, 1865, General Gordon 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 American in 1989, the day was declared an official state holiday. Items on display will include the only know original copy of the General Order No. 3. This event is free and open to the public beginning June 16th through June 25th in the Hall of State Building in Fair Park. Please check the website for updated information on times.