Oklahoma and 12 states to celebrate Juneteenth - NewsOn6.com - Tulsa, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports - KOTV.com |

Oklahoma and 12 states to celebrate Juneteenth

Updated:
(Oklahoma City-AP) -- Oklahoma is one of 13 states officially celebrating Juneteenth, which commemorates the end of slavery.

The first Juneteenth celebration was in Galveston, Texas, in 1865 when Major General Gordon Granger announced the end of the Civil War and, with it, the end of slavery.

President Lincoln issued the emancipation proclamation two and a half years earlier but it wasn't enforced in Southern states until after the war.
Powered by Frankly
News On 6
303 N. Boston Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74103
Newson6.com is proud to provide Oklahomans with timely and relevant news and information, sharing the stories, pictures and loves of Oklahomans across our great state.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 KOTV. Oklahoma Traveler™ is a registered trademark of Griffin Communications. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.