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Remembering Juneteenth ‘Is Not Just A Black Thing,’ Says Fort Worth’s Opal Lee

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On June 19, 1865, Union soldiers arrived in Galveston with the news that slavery had ended — two years after the Emancipation Proclamation. Juneteenth, as the day came to be known, will be observed Monday. It’s recognized by 45 states, including Texas, but it’s not a national holiday.