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WERS at Night: Juneteenth Playlist

WERS at Night: Juneteenth Playlist

On June 19th, 1865, General Gordon Granger and 200 Union troops arrived in Galveston Texas to take control of the state and enforce the emancipation proclamation. Granger made an announcement that slavery had been abolished. This was seen as the actual end to slavery. Since then, Juneteenth is a holiday celebrating the announcement to slaves […]

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