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Juneteenth

June 19

LHT Lewisville Road Bosley Family

“Juneteenth is a significant date in American history and the African American experience. The name is a play on the date of June 19th, 1865. On that day, the Union Army made its way into Galveston, TX under the leadership of General Gordon Granger, and he announced to the people of Texas that all enslaved African Americans were free.” ~Mary Elliott, Curator of American Slavery, Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

photo: Bosley family photograph, circa 1912 (Lawrence Township Archives)

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June 19
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