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Guymon residents to celebrate Juneteenth, Saturday at North Park

June 20, 2014

On Jan. 1, 1963, the Emancipation Proclamation was signed by President Abraham Lincoln. However, all U.S. slaves were not notified.
Two-and-a-half years later, on June 19, 1865, General Gordon Granger brought the news to Galveston, Texas. Approximately 200,000 slaves resided in the State of Texas at that time, and with the good news, celebrations for the now-free African Americans ensued.
Celebrations are still occurring today. June 19 is now proudly referred to as “Juneteenth,” and is celebrated across the United States. Guymon will be enjoying its very own Juneteenth celebration Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at North Park.

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