PHOTO: Let freedom ring

  • Husband and wife Richard and Jeanne Hall ring the bell at All Souls Church in Greenfield on Saturday in honor of Juneteenth. They rang the bell at noon, 19 times. Juneteenth (a blending of June and 19th) recognizes the day in 1865 that Union troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, where Army General Gordon Granger read aloud General Order No. 3, announcing the end of slavery in Texas, 2½ years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed. Contributed photo/Ellen Blanchette

Published: 6/21/2021 3:12:05 PM


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