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2022 is Juneteenth Oregon's 50th Year Anniversary.
Juneteenth Oregon celebrates the date in 1865 when Major General Gordon Granger read "General Order No. 3," in Galveston, Texas, declaring that all slaves were free.
Juneteenth commemorates African American freedom and emphasizes education and achievement. It is a day, a week, and in some areas a month marked with celebrations, guest speakers, picnics and family gatherings. It is a time for reflection and rejoicing. It is a time for assessment, self-improvement and for planning the future. Its growing popularity signifies a level of maturity and dignity in America long overdue.