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Juneteenth celebrated in Central Park

End of slavery recalled

Naila Fulton, 6, center,  of Schenectady, mimics the dance moves on stage at the 14th Annual Juneteenth celebration in Central Park on Saturday.
Naila Fulton, 6, center, of Schenectady, mimics the dance moves on stage at the 14th Annual Juneteenth celebration in Central Park on Saturday.
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When Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation on Jan. 1, 1863, there was no Twitter or Facebook through which the news could spread. In Texas, slavery lived on for 2 1⁄2 more years, until Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger landed at Galveston with the news that the Civil War had ended and the enslaved were now free. That was June 19, 1865. The 149th anniversary of that day, considered by many as the day all slaves ...


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