Skills of art, life, beauty and family
Crushed by forces we knew nothing of, we rose
Survive we must, we did,
We rose to be you, we rose to be me,
Above everything expected, we rose
To become the knowledge we never knew,
Dream, we did
Act we must
Black slaves are smuggled through the Texas port of Galveston.
Mexico adopts a constitution freeing the slaves within its borders, including Texas, but American settlers in Texas continue to hold slaves.
The Texas Revolution erupts against Mexico and leads to the formation of the independent Republic of Texas.
Texas enters the Union as the 28th state; it is admitted as a slave state.
Texas becomes the seventh state to secede from the Union and join the Confederacy.
Soldiers from the 62nd United States Colored Troops are involved in the last military skirmish of the Civil War at White's Ranch in Texas.
First Juneteenth. Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger of the Union Army rode into Galveston, Texas, to announce (belatedly) the emancipation of African slaves.
Juneteenth became an official holiday in Texas
Maryland Governor, Larry Hogan (R), issues a proclamation recognizing Juneteenth as an Official State Holiday to commemorate the emancipation of enslaved African Americans.
US President Joe Biden officially makes June 19th - Juneteenth a national holiday.
Jones, H. J. (2020). Texas Timeline. In The American Mosaic: The African American Experience. Retrieved from http://africanamerican.abc-clio.com.pgcmls.idm.oclc.org/Search/Display/1541499.
Brooks, C. (2020). Juneteenth. In The American Mosaic: The African American Experience. Retrieved from http://africanamerican.abc-clio.com.pgcmls.idm.oclc.org/Search/Display/1401858