On June 19, Juneteenth, Shreveport will join in a nationwide celebration of the emancipation of slaves in the United States. The annual observance will be marked with events honoring and celebrating the Black community, culture, and history on a day of jubilation and liberation.

On Jan. 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation. However, it wasn’t until June 19, 1865, that Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas, and announced to the enslaved people that…

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