Galveston & Houston Celebrate Juneteenth

Galveston & Houston Celebrate Juneteenth

On June 19, 1865, Union General Gordon Granger led federal troops to Galveston. They came to announce that the Civil War had ended, and slaves had been freed. Juneteenth became a state holiday in 1980 after the late Texas State Rep. Al Edwards introduced legislation. Edwards died in April, and a Juneteenth memorial service was was held in his honor at the historic Ashton Villa in Galveston. In Houston, rapper Trae tha Truth organized a Juneteenth Ride for Justice, families celebrated at Emancipation park, and many attended a Black Lives Matter Juneteenth bike ride starting from Guadalupe Park. (Photos by Doogie Roux)


On June 19, 1865, Union General Gordon Granger led federal troops to Galveston. They came to announce that the Civil War had ended, and slaves had been freed. Juneteenth became a state holiday in 1980 after the late Texas State Rep. Al Edwards introduced legislation. Edwards died in April, and a Juneteenth memorial service was was held in his honor at the historic Ashton Villa in Galveston. In Houston, rapper Trae tha Truth organized a Juneteenth Ride for Justice, families celebrated at Emancipation park, and many attended a Black Lives Matter Juneteenth bike ride starting from Guadalupe Park. (Photos by Doogie Roux)
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