Juneteenth holiday marked with re-enactment in Galveston

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Houston marks Juneteenth anniversary (KTRK)

People across Texas celebrated Juneteenth on Tuesday. The abolishment of slavery was announced in the Lone Star State on this day back in 1865.

In Galveston, a re-enactment of the reading of the proclamation took place.

The event was celebrated this week with parades, festivals, picnics, African-American heritage exhibits, and concerts.

Juneteenth became a state holiday in 1979. The bill passed that year also commissioned Juneteenth statues in Galveston and at the state capitol in Austin.
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