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The struggle for African American freedom and justice in what was for many years the nation’s largest state was long and complex. While much has been made of the signal year of 1619, the black presence in Texas began more than 80 years earlier. Through war and revolution, lynching and Jim Crow, the observance of Juneteenth reminded its celebrants that a new and better future was just over the horizon. Come and learn about America’s newest holiday.