Celebrate Juneteenth With Grandmothers Who Help and Friends!
Black And Brown Family Reunion
32nd and Market Street - West Oakland
The Significance of Juneteenth and
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June 29th - YMCA 32nd at Market Street - 11:am-5:pm Oakland, CA.
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The Signifance of Juneteenth
June 19, 1865 lives changed for a quarter of a million enslaved African American People in Galveston Texas.
On January 1, 1863 the Emancipation Proclamation had been issued.
The last battle of the Civil War was fought on May 13, 1865
Major General Gordon Granger with 1,800 soldiers arrived in Galveston Texas on June 19, 1865 to assume command of the District of Texas.
General Order Number 3
“The people of Texas are informed that in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free. This involves an absolute equality of right and rights of property between former masters and slaves, and the connection heretofore existing between them becomes that between employer and hired labor.”
“Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free. Note that this was two and a half years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation - which had become official January 1, 1863. The Emancipation Proclamation had little impact on the Texans due to the minimal number of Union troops to enforce the new Executive Order. However, with the surrender of General Lee in April of 1865, and the arrival of General Granger’s regiment, the forces were finally strong enough to influence and overcome the resistance.” http://juneteenth.com/history.htm