Emancipation Proclamation reached Galveston, Texas, on June 19, 1865
“The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free"
“That is happening to a lot of people, and that is exactly why we are paying close attention here to what can be done..."
"This Juneteenth, I urge all Californians to reflect on the ongoing cause of freedom for Black Americans" - Gov. Gavin Newsom
Tensions will ease when America deals with legacy of slavery
Juneteenth marks the 165th anniversary of emancipation