September 24, 2018

Celebrate Freedom this Juneteenth

June 1, 2018 Merideth Cox 0

  During the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on September 22, 1862, with an effective date of January 1, 1863. Due to its isolated geography, Texas was not a battleground and attracted […]

Join in Austin’s Juneteenth festivities

June 3, 2016 Merideth Cox 0

Washington, D.C. celebrates Emancipation Day on April 16, which marks the anniversary of the signing of the Compensated Emancipation Act of 1862. Our country also recognizes January 1, 1863 as the day President Lincoln’s Emancipation […]

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