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Statues built as a tribute to Juneteenth for the Texas Capitol grounds sit weathering at the Deep In The Heart of Texas Art Foundry property.

Statues built as a tribute to Juneteenth for the Texas Capitol grounds sit weathering at the Deep In The Heart of Texas Art Foundry property.

Juneteenth Proclamation - "The People of Texas are informed that in accordance with a Proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free..."

Juneteenth Proclamation - "The People of Texas are informed that in accordance with a Proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free..."

On June 19, 1865, the Union General Gordon Granger rode into Galveston, Tex., to inform inhabitants.

On June 19, 1865, the Union General Gordon Granger rode into Galveston, Tex., to inform inhabitants.

Juneteenth celebration in Austin, Texas, on June 19, 1900. Also called	Freedom Day or Emancipation Day

Juneteenth celebration in Austin, Texas, on June 19, 1900. Also called Freedom Day or Emancipation Day

Two-and-a-half years after Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, Gordon Granger  who was commander of the Department of Texas. One of his first acts was to officially declare that slavery was over.  Granger traveled throughout the state to personally spread the good news, in the form of General Order Number 3.

Two-and-a-half years after Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, Gordon Granger who was commander of the Department of Texas. One of his first acts was to officially declare that slavery was over. Granger traveled throughout the state to personally spread the good news, in the form of General Order Number 3.