Jun 23 - Aug 05

Juneteenth: A Celebration of Freedom (Special Display)

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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 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. Free and open to the public The Hall of State in Fair Park June 16-24, 2018 Tuesday-Saturday: 10:00-5:00 Sunday: 1:00-5:00

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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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10:00 am Every 7Days through Aug 5
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