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Juneteenth gets its chance to shine in Delaware

A year after becoming a federal holiday, festivities mark freedom

By Joseph Edelen
Posted 6/17/22

Two-and-a-half years after the Emancipation Proclamation, on June 19, 1865, Gordon Granger, a Union general, arrived in Galveston, Texas, to deliver General Order No. 3, officially freeing the remaining enslaved men, women and children just prior to the enactment of the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

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