Happy Juneteenth, perhaps our only holiday honoring slow-breaking news. On this day in 1865, word made it to Galveston that President Abraham Lincoln had signed the Emancipation Proclamation on Sept. 22, 1862.
And on this day in this year I can report some slow-breaking news about the ongoing embarrassment still swirling around Texas’ Juneteenth statues. The good news is they’re no longer standing in a field in Bastrop, where, for many years, they forlornly stared into the distance in search of a home.
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