by mexicoman @, Playa Del Carmen, Friday, June 19, 2020, 15:16 (404 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

The June 19 announcement came more than two and a half years after Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863. So technically, from the Union's perspective, the 250,000 enslaved people in Texas were already free—but none of them were aware of it, and no one was in a rush to inform them.

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