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Sanders releases proclamation for Juneteenth Independence Day in Arkansas

WHEREAS:  Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the emancipation of slaves in the United States. On June 19, 1865, two-and-a-half years after President Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation, Major General Gordon Granger led Union soldiers into Galveston, Texas, to spread the news that the Civil War was over and inform the formerly enslaved of their freedom; …

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