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Treasure highlights history of Avenue L Baptist Church - The Galveston County Daily News : Lifestyle

October 23, 2014

Treasure highlights history of Avenue L Baptist Church

Posted: Sunday, June 8, 2014 12:25 am

GALVESTON — This June, various celebrations related to Juneteenth will take place in Galveston, in Texas and throughout the country.

One hundred forty-nine years ago, on June 19, 1865, African-Americans in Galveston learned that they were freed from slavery under the Emancipation Proclamation issued by President Abraham Lincoln two and half years earlier.

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