Gary residents celebrate Juneteenth which ended slavery in Texas two years after the Civil War

Jun 19, 2017

(Gary) A Phillip Randolph Institute Juneteenth Celebration

Gary- The end of the Civil War meant the end of slavery for most people but in Texas slavery was not abolished officially until two years later in 1865.  The commeoration of  this date is called Juneteenth. Lake Shore Public Radio's Steven Lattimore has the story of a local Juneteenth celebration. 

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