Juneteenth: Freedom At Last

Slavery persisted in the south even after the Emancipation Proclamation and the passage of the 13th Amendment. In the most remote corners of the confederacy it did not come until more than 2 months after Robert E Lee's surrender in April 1865. The day that General Order #3 was delivered to the people of Galveston, TX is the day that slavery was finally extinguished everywhere.