On June 19th, 1865, Union general Gordon Granger read a federal order in Galveston, Texas, proclaiming all Texan slaves were free, marking the emancipation of Black people in America. Today, Juneteenth is celebrated across the U.S.

Historian and journalism professor Jesse J. Holland explains its significance.

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