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Let’s Talk About Race: Juneteenth
June 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Reverend Kerwin Webb and panel will discuss Juneteenth, presenting the history and legacy of the holiday that commemorates the end of slavery in the South.
On June 19, 1865, General Gordon Granger and more than 2,000 Union troops brought word of slavery’s end to Galveston, Texas, freeing the last enslaved people. It took over two and a half years after President Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, before slavery finally ended in Texas.
Juneteenth, now a federal holiday, “marks a date of major significance in American history and shows us that freedom and racial equality have always been a hard-fought battle for black Americans – a battle that continues to this day.”
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