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Fighting for Black Liberation

Over 150 years ago, on what is now called Juneteenth, we celebrate the arrival of Major General Gordon Granger and his soldiers at Galveston, Texas, who finally brought news that the Civil War was over and enslaved Black people were free.

June 19, 2019

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