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Galveston, Texas: Juneteenth Mural

5,000-square-foot mural -- including Abe Lincoln holding a set of broken shackles -- faces the spot where General Order No. 3 was signed on June 19, 1865 freeing the last enslaved people months after the Civil War ended. Now a parking lot; back then it was Union soldier headquarters. The black soldiers depicted witnessing the signing are based on the artists who painted the mural in June 2021.

2201 Strand St., Galveston, TX
Downtown, on the west side of Kempner/22nd St., just south of its intersection with Strand St. The mural faces east.
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Juneteenth mural on Juneteenth, 2021.

Juneteenth Mural

The most exciting exhibit I've seen so far! Happy Juneteenth.

[Jennifer Booker, 06/21/2021]
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