Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day, commemorates the day…

Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day, commemorates the day…

From Black Power to the First Black President: A More Perfect Union | Full Episode Video | The African-Americans: Many Rivers to Cross | PBS

From Black Power to the First Black President: A More Perfect Union | Full Episode Video | The African-Americans: Many Rivers to Cross | PBS

Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day, commemorates the day the news of slavery's abolition reached Texas: June 19, 1865. Union General Gordon Granger made the announcement in Galveston one day after he and 2,000 federal troops arrived to occupy Texas and enforce emancipation, which had become federal law 2 1/2 years earlier.

Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day, commemorates the day the news of slavery's abolition reached Texas: June 19, 1865. Union General Gordon Granger made the announcement in Galveston one day after he and 2,000 federal troops arrived to occupy Texas and enforce emancipation, which had become federal law 2 1/2 years earlier.

Cotton was 'king' in the plantation economy of the Deep South. The cotton economy had close ties to the Northern banking industry, New England textile factories and the economy of Great Britain.

Cotton was 'king' in the plantation economy of the Deep South. The cotton economy had close ties to the Northern banking industry, New England textile factories and the economy of Great Britain.

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