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(Video) Black history professors reflect on significance behind Juneteenth

Dr. Ronald Johnson, with his glasses on, sits at his desk filled with his cards, golden apple decorations and computer, looking through a book.

Rebecca Harrell and Daniel Weeks

June 19, 2020 Abraham Lincoln delivered the Emancipation Proclamation on September 22, 1862, which would declare all enslaved people free January 1, 1863, in any rebellious state who had not yet surrendered to the Union. On June 19, 1865, Union...

History failed us, we failed ourselves: We do not know enough about Juneteenth

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The Editorial Board

June 19, 2020

On June 19, 1865, two years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed, General Gordon Granger of the Union army arrived in Galveston, Texas, and proclaimed that slaves were free. The day is recognized as “Juneteenth.” As an editorial board, we could have written 1000 words containing more fac...

Remembering Juneteenth: Community preserves Black history in San Marcos

A newspaper photograph of two men and two women dressed up in professional attire inside a church.

Brianna Benitez, Life and Arts Editor

June 19, 2020

A holiday locally known for barbecue cook-offs, 5K runs and beauty pageants is expected to look a little different this year due to COVID-19. However, the symbolism behind it still hits close to home for community members preserving Black history. Juneteenth is a remembrance of June 19, 1865, when...

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