On June 19, 1865, Union soldiers led by Major Gen. Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas with the announcement that tens of thousands of African-Americans had been emancipated and were now free. The announcement came two-and-a-half years after President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation that freed slaves in Confederate states. But because that proclamation was made during the Civil War, it was ignored by Confederate states and it wasn’t until the end of the war that the Executive Order was enforced in the South.
Newly freed slaves celebrated emancipation with “prayer, feasting, song, and dance”. The following year, the first official Juneteenth celebration was born.
Sons & Daughters of Thunder tells the story of the beginning of the end of slavery in America in 1834--thirty-one years prior to the final act of emancipation of slaves in the U.S.
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