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How to take action on Juneteenth to celebrate Freedom Day

June 19, 2020 Darnetta Mahaffy 0

Juneteenth carries some extra weight this year.  The annual holiday, celebrated on June 19, marks the day in 1865 when Major General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas, with Union troops and the news that the state’s enslaved people had been declared free by federal orders.  Though communities have celebrated it for more than a…