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Juneteenth: A Celebration of Freedom- Special Display

June 16 @ 10:00 am - June 24 @ 5:00 pm

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On June 19, 1865, General Gordon Granger stood at Galveston Bay and pronounced that all African American slaves living in Texas were free. Because of the war, no one in Texas had heard a word of Abraham Lincoln’s famous Emancipation Proclamation, the law he signed abolishing slavery in America. In 1989, the day was declared an official state holiday. Items on display will include the only known original copy of the General Order No. 3.

 

Details

Start:
June 16 @ 10:00 am
End:
June 24 @ 5:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Tags:
Website:
http://www.dallashistory.org/exhibitions/

Organizer

Dallas Historical Society
Phone:
2144214500
Email:
molly@dallashistory.org
Website:
http://www.dallashistory.org/education/special-events/

Venue

Hall of State at Fair Park
3939 Grand Ave
Dallas, TX 75210 United States
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Phone:
(214) 413-3947
Website:
hallofstate.com
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