Juneteenth celebration held in Altus to commemorate Emancipation Proclamation

Juneteenth is a worldwide celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. On June 19, 1865, the news of the end of the Civil War and President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation reached Galveston, Texas at the hands of Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger. Though the Emancipation Proclamation became official Jan. 1, 1863, it had […]

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