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Juneteenth freedom celebrations in Clayton, Southern Crescent

by Robin Kemp It took a while–two and a half years–for the word to get to Galveston, Texas that President Abraham Lincoln had proclaimed all slaves in the United States free people. By the time Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee had already surrendered two months beforehand at Appomattox. On June […]

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