Read President Obama’s Statement Marking Juneteenth in Wake of Charleston Shooting

On this day 150 years ago, more than two years after President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, the slaves of Galveston, Texas finally received word that the Civil War was over. They were free. A century and a half later, Americans still recognize this occasion, Juneteenth, as a symbolic milestone on our journey toward a…

http://time.com/3929328/president-obama-juneteenth/

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