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The Juneteenth historic marker is located on Strand Street in Galveston. The marker commemorates June 19, 1865, the day that…
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This year, Juneteenth takes on new meaning for black Texans, as push to make holiday with Texas roots goes national

In 1980, Texas became the first state to adopt Juneteenth as a holiday. It is officially recognized in all but three states: Hawaii, North Dakota and South Dakota. As Americans continue to march for racial justice, black Texans say the holiday has taken on additional weight.

Opal Lee in February during the Las Vegas leg of her walk from her Fort Worth home to Washington, D.C. The months-long walk …
A photo of a band at the Juneteenth celebration at Eastwoods Park in Austin in 1900.
Civil War re-enactors at a Juneteenth celebration at Eastwoods Park in Austin in 1900.
A couple holds hands during their walk around Emancipation Park in Houston, TX on June 15, 2020.
A sculpture of a lawmaker stands as part of the Juneteenth Memorial at George Washington Carver Museum, Cultural and Genealo…
The Juneteenth Parade in Austin on June 19th, 2004.
The Juneteenth Parade in Austin on June 19th, 2001. Juneteenth is a celebration that honors the day black Texans learned of …
Crystal Aitaegbebhunu and her studio partners run through their choreography for a Juneteenth black empowerment video at Ema…
A young boy carries an American flag at a Juneteenth celebration in Austin.
Scenes from Austin's annual Juneteenth parade through the streets of historically black East Austin. Juneteenth celebrates t…

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