STATEMENT BY LOS ANGELES CITY ATTORNEY MIKE FEUER ON JUNETEENTH

Updated: Mar 10


Official Juneteenth flag with a blue and red background and two white stars.

"On June 19, 1865, General Gordon Granger of the Union Army announced in Galveston, Texas, that the Civil War was over and that all slaves were free--nearly three years after the Emancipation Proclamation.