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Day June 17, 2011

Reid Statement On Juneteenth Independence Day

Washington, D.C.–Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following statement on Sunday’s celebration of Juneteenth Independence Day: “On June 19th, 1865, Union soldiers arrived in Galvaston, Texas to free America’s last slaves and officially end a dark time in our nation’s history. Juneteenth Independence Day has been celebrated throughout the Southwest ever since. It is the…

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