AfriGeneas Genealogy and History Forum
Researching Enslaved Ancestors
Observe Juneteenth by Remembering Slave Ancestors
"Happy Juneteenth—the holiday that commemorates the announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas on June 19, 1865. On that day, Union Gen. Gordon Granger stood on a balcony in Galveston and read General Order No. 3, informing the people of Texas that slaves there were freed.