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Monday, June 19, 2017

Today is officially National Juneteenth celebration in SA, 6-19

Councilman Elect Will Cruz Shaw participating in Juneteenth, Buffalo Soldiers

 is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free.

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