Juneteenth 155th Anniversary; Celebrations Across CT

Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration marking the end of slavery in the United States. On June 19, 1865, Gen. Gordon Granger led Union troops to Galveston, Texas to make the announcement that the Civil War was over and enslaved people were free, two and a half years after the enactment of the Emancipation Proclamation. Several events will be held…