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The community is invited to attend the celebrations this weekend in honor of when Texas slaves were freed from bondage 159 years ago.The historic date, June 19, is recognized as Juneteenth. It is actually on Wednesday, but the community is celebrating the historic anniversary this weekend.When the American Civil War ended in April 1865 with a Union Army victory that resulted in the freeing of the slaves throughout the country, it took some time for the news to arrive in Texas.The three-day celebrations, held at three locations, in remembrance of that date kicks off Friday night at the Forrest Park ...

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Lamesa Press-Reporter

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Lamesa, TX 79331