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On June 19, 1865, two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed by President Abraham Lincoln, a group of enslaved blacks in Galveston, Texas finally heard the announcement that they were freed from the institution of slavery.
The portmanteau of “June” and “nineteenth” marks this day. Union Maj. General Gordon Granger travelled to Texas to issue a federal order stating that slavery was abolished and calling for a new relationship between “former masters and slaves” and “an employer and hired labor.”
Newly freed blacks celebrated the first Juneteenth in 1866 to commemorate liberation.
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The Danvers Committee for Diversity is a cohesive task force against anti-Semitism, homophobia, intolerance, racism, sexism, and bigotry. We partner with police, school administration and several community partners on events to create a positive atmosphere for a multi-cultural community. We stand against hatred and support those who experience marginalization due to their age, gender, race, ethnicity, gender, religious beliefs, sexual orientation or socioeconomic status.
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First and foremost, we remain committed to the inherent worth and dignity of every person at every level: neighborhood, local, state, federal, and the world. We are committed to assuring that all persons in our town feel safe and welcome.