Video: Juneteenth parade in Crockett

Video: Juneteenth parade in Crockett
A parade is set Wednesday in Crockett in celebration of the 154th anniversary of Juneteenth.

CROCKETT, TEXAS (KTRE) - A parade was held Wednesday in Crockett in celebration of the 154th anniversary of Juneteenth.

The parade began at 10 a.m. and included an opening ceremony at Groves Educational Foundation.

Juneteenth marks the date in 1865 when news of the Emancipation Proclamation reached the state of Texas.

On June 19, 1865, following the surrender of Confederate General Robert E. Lee, Union General Gordon Granger landed in Galveston, Texas to enforce the proclamation - which had been issued two years earlier on Jan. 1, 1863.

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