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Posted on: June 19, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Juneteenth Proclamation

Juneteenth Proclamation

Juneteenth celebrates African American freedom and achievement, while encouraging continuous self-development and respect for all cultures.  the Emancipation Proclamation was signed into law by President Abraham Lincoln on January 1, 1863 and Major Gordon Granger on June 19, 1865 in Galveston, Texas issued a general order declaring that “in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free”  City of Elgin proclamation here:https://elgintx.com/DocumentCenter/View/6290/2021-Juneteenth-Proclamation and Flyer for Juneteenth event is here:https://elgintx.com/DocumentCenter/View/6291/Juneteenth-2021-program-flyer-002

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