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Houston Dash visit Emancipation Park

“The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a Proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free. This involves an absolute equality of personal rights and rights of property…”

Juneteenth is now officially recognized as a federal holiday in America, but what many people might not know is it originated not too far from Houston. It was down in Galveston an hour away where slaves learned about the Emancipation Proclamation.

A few members of the team took a trip to Emancipation Park, only a few minutes away from BBVA Stadium, and took part in an interactive tour.