The Lakewood Multicultural Coalition (LMCC) recognizes the importance of acknowledging and
commemorating the exciting establishment of our nation’s newest National Holiday
Juneteenth is the confirmation of the intentional wrongful deletion of a very historical fact that
denied slaves living in Texas the “good news” of the 1863 Emancipation Proclamation and the
beginning of ending slavery in the United States of America.
General Order #3 was delivered by Union Major Gordon Granger on June 19, 1865, in Galveston,
Texas finally freed slaves in the state of Texas. This news came two years after the Emancipation
It is important to convey that with the launch of the Juneteenth Holiday, all citizens of the United States
should embrace this national holiday with a sense of dedication to our national motto so
continually stated in the last few words of our nation’s Pledge of Allegiance.
… WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL."
Check out this inspiring story about the "Grandmother of Juneteenth"
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