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Juneteenth: A Celebration of Resilience

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On June 19, 1865, Union General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas. He informed the enslaved African Americans of their freedom and that the Civil War had ended. This momentous occasion has been celebrated as Juneteenth—a combination of June and 19—for over 150 years.

The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture invites viewers to celebrate Juneteenth through stories, music, recipes, reading lists, and more.

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