Astronaut Jessica Meir captured from ISS Galveston and Houston, Texas, U.S.

Credit: Jessica Meir, NASA

Juneteenth (a portmanteau of June and nineteenth) also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, Liberation Day, and Emancipation Day – is a holiday celebrating the emancipation of those who had been enslaved in the U.S. Originating in Texas, it is now celebrated annually on the 19th of June throughout the country, with varying official recognition. Specifically, it commemorates Union army general Gordon Granger announcing federal orders in Galveston, Texas, on June 19, 1865, proclaiming that all slaves in Texas were free.

Ashton Villa, where General Order No. 3 was read on June 19, 1865 is as follows.

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