June 17, 2022 - Galveston, Texas – Ashton Villa is near the site of the first reading where people of Texas were informed that, in accordance with a Proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free. – General Orders, No. 3

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LIVE from historical Ashton Villa in Galveston, Texas – the birthplace of Juneteenth

Posted on · Today, we're on location where African Americans were officially declared free from slavery on June 19, 1865. Our conversation reflects on a time of celebration, while learning the history and the deeper meaning of the Juneteenth holiday itself.

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