As Galveston prepares to celebrate Juneteenth, why not go on a tour of the area’s history?
“It’s really been a story that Galveston has been trying to get out for years,” explained Tommie D. Boudreaux with the Galveston Historical Foundation.
Union troops arrived in Galveston on June 19, 1865, and announced all people were free from slavery. That was two and a half years after President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, but the news hadn’t made it to Texas yet.
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