Juneteenth 150th Anniversary

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This year June 19 is the 150th Anniversary of Juneteenth, which marked the end of slavery in America. Two and a half years after President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, all slaves were not officially emancipated until General Gordon Granger rode into Galveston, Texas and issued General Order No. 3, freeing the last enslaved African Americans on June 19, 1865. Each year, African Americans celebrate the date as the official beginning of their ancestors’ freedom. It also honors African Americans who suffered decades of bondage and those who escaped it, instilling a sense of pride, perseverance and triumph.

On Friday, June 19, the Museum will offer $2 off admission for visitors who mention JUNETEENTH at our admissions desk. Must be present. No coupon required.

The National Civil Right Museum celebrates freedom daily by telling the story of the thousands who continue the fight for equality and by encouraging activism against contemporary forms of bondage through poverty and disenfranchisement. Happy Juneteenth!
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By: National Civil Rights Museum

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