Juneteenth in Texas

Sunday, June 20, 2010 SS-Walker

Juneteenth is an official holiday that is celebrated in Texas. It commemorates the day when African-Americans in Texas were freed from slavery on June 19, 1865, two years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. Former State Representative Al Edwards led the campaign to designate Juneteenth as a holiday. It became an official Texas holiday on January 1, 1980. Serbino Sandifer-Walker explains more in this report.  (This report was produced using the iPhone voice memo and Adobe soundbooth)
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