Tilove: After George Floyd, Juneteenth has fresh meaning

Tilove: After George Floyd, Juneteenth has fresh meaning

On June 19, 1865, Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger, freshly arrived in Galveston with more then 2,000 federal troops, issued General Order No. 3:”The people are informed that in accordance with a Proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free. This involves an absolute equality of personal rights and rights of property, between former masters and slaves, and the connection heretofore existing between them, become that between employer and hired labor. The freed […]
Source: Statesman