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JUNETEENTH: Ashton Villa
2328 BroadwayGalveston, TX 77550
Ashton Villa has served as the site to commemorate the modern reading of the Emancipation proclamation for more than 25 years. Former Texas Representative Al Edwards, the composer of the bill that made Juneteenth a Texas state holiday, has been a part of the Ashton Villa celebration each year.
On June 19, 1865, Major General Gordon Granger issued General Order #3 in Galveston to inform the people of Texas that a proclamation from President Abraham Lincoln deemed that all slaves were free. This message took more than two and a half years to reach Texas.
Juneteenth celebrations commemorating the freedom of Texas' 250,000 slaves started in Galveston and are now observed throughout America. More than 24 states recognize this date as a state holiday or have some official form of observance.
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