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Juneteenth

Juneteenth (short for “June Nineteenth”) marks the day when federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, in 1865 to take control of the state and ensure that all enslaved people were freed. The troops’ arrival came a full two and a half years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. Juneteenth marks our country’s second independence day […]

Landing Day

Landing Day is designed to recognize and highlight the arrival of “20 and odd” captured African men and women who were delivered to Point Comfort in late August 1619. This was a pivotal moment in the nation’s history. The day educates the public about the arrival of of African-Americans to the Americas; it also brings […]

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