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    Devin Hahn

    Devin Hahn creates video content for BU Today, Bostonia online, and The Brink. He is a producer, a cameraman, an editor, and, under duress, a writer. Profile

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There are 2 comments on What Is Juneteenth?

  1. Excellent video on Juneteenth! I encourage all to come down to Galveston and celebrate it in person in the place where Juneteenth was born!

  2. I saw the June 15, 2021 article. The popular assertion that the slave community in Texas first heard of the Emancipation Proclamation on June 19, 1865, two and a half years after it became effective, is without foundation. Slaves in Texas ran away from slave owners and enlisted in the Union Navy and Union Army beginning in 1863 and enlistments continued in 1864. They had interactions with the Union Navy and Union Army during both years. Slaves ran away from owners in Galveston, Texas, in 1863, and were given protection on Union Navy vessels that were part of the fleet in Galveston Bay. The Trans-Mississippi Department, the last military department in the defunct Confederacy, surrendered on May 26, 1865, and negotiations commenced with Union military representatives. The flag of the United States began being hoisted over evacuated Confederate posts and at ports across Texas on June 1. All negotiations were final on June 5, 1865, and the flag of the United States was raised over the customhouse in Galveston, Texas. The war was officially over. This was weeks before Major General Granger appeared at Galveston. He brought no news to Galveston that all the people did not already know. Major General Granger was an authentic personality. What has been attributed to him is mythological. The Granger saga is a historical blunder. Please consult the book Juneteenth Researchers Incorrect About Slaves In Texas. Thank you.

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