Day: June 19, 2021

June 19

By Clara Santoro | June 19, 2021 | Comments Off on June 19

Reflection The Emancipation Proclamation signed by President Abraham Lincoln which became official on Jan. 1, 1863, was supposed to free the slaves. However, with the Civil War going on and the communication system of the time, people in Texas did not know that President Abraham Lincoln had signed the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863.  On June 19, 1865, the day when General Gordon Granger and the Union soldiers occupied Galveston, Texas,…