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June 19

Juneteenth is a holiday that commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. It recalls how the states of Louisiana and Texas heard the news that President Abraham Lincoln had signed the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863.  Slavery continued in those two states for more than two years after the proclamation was signed
because the word had yet to travel there. Texas and Louisiana finally got the good news on
June 19, 1865.

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June 19
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