Video: Acres Homes celebrates Juneteenth holiday

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by KHOU.com staff

khou.com

Posted on June 22, 2013 at 5:14 PM

HOUSTON -- There were lots of smiles as people watched a Juneteenth parade in Acres Homes on Saturday. The parade wrapped up a week’s worth of celebrations for the state holiday.

Juneteenth marks the day back in 1865 when slaves in Texas finally learned they were free, more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed.

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