June 19, 2012 1st Annual Juneteenth Celebration
16th President Abraham Lincoln (November 19, 1865) and The 44th President Barack Obama (November 4, 2008) of the United States of America.
This took place on June 19, 1865, in Galverston, Texas, when Union General Gordon Granger read General Order No. 3, announcing that "all slaves are free" by PROCLAMATION of President Abraham Lincoln. The Emancipation Proclamation was signed by President Lincoln on September 22, 1862, and issued on January 1, 1863. It took more than two and a half years for the news to travel to state of Texas.