Juneteenth: Freedom Comes to Texas, THC Webinar
This Wednesday, June 15, the Texas Historical Commission presents webinars about emancipation at two Texas plantations during our online history program.
On June 19, 1865, Union troops in Texas began to enforce the end of slavery following the Civil War. Approximately 250,000 enslaved Black Texans had new legal status. Among these were people who had been enslaved at Varner-Hogg Plantation in West Columbia and Levi Jordan Plantation in Brazoria, both of which are now THC state historic sites.
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