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.

Address:
2201 Strand St., Galveston, TX
Directions:
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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