By Camille Hudson, AVP of Supervision Operations

Can you believe it’s June already? It’s a special month to me. There are several birthdays in my circle, Father’s Day, graduations, Flag Day, Pride month, and Juneteenth is fast approaching.

Juneteenth commemorates the date June 19, 1865 — General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas announcing General Order №3. The order proclaimed:

“The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free. This involves an absolute equality of personal rights and rights of property between former masters and slaves, and the connection heretofore existing between them…

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