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The Juneteenth Story: From Galveston, TX to Minnesota

6-episode docufilm Premiers 6/19 @ 9:00am

History of Juneteenth

The issue of General Order No. 3 by Union troops on June 19, 1865, marked the official end of slavery in Texas and the U.S. On that Monday, enslaved African Americans in Texas learned of their freedom. That day of liberation became known as Juneteenth, when the Emancipation Proclamation was announced by Union troops in Galveston, Texas. June 17, 2021, President Joe Biden signed into law legislation making Juneteenth a federal holiday. February 3, 2023, MN Governor Tim Walz signed legislation making Juneteenth a state holiday.

Civil Rights Movement Timeline

Galveston and the Beginning of Juneteenth

Reflection from The Juneteenth Story Producer, Monique Linder

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