National Juneteenth Observance Foundation
Celebration of Freedom
The spirit that guided Lincoln was evident in his second Inaugural Address. This speech is inscribed on one wall of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. "...With malice toward none; with charity for all; with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in; to bind up the nation's wounds..."
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Recognizing that slaves were still not considered free in many states of the United States, on the 22nd day of September, A.D. 1862, a proclamation was issued by President Lincoln of the United States, to free all slaves call the Emancipation Proclamation. This proclamation was carried into Galvaston Texas, (the last salve state in the United States on June 19, 1965. Read More