Denton resident Donald Cox wants locals to know a lot more than they do about Juneteenth - the historic event on June 19, 1865 when the United States Army arrived on naval ships in Galveston to tell Texans that they would indeed have to free slaves. Cox sa

Denton resident Donald Cox wants locals to know a lot more than they do about Juneteenth — the historic event on June 19, 1865 when the United States Army arrived on naval ships in Galveston to tell Texans that they would indeed have to free slaves. Cox says too much misinformation has clouded the historic day. He’ll give a talk from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. on June 10 at Emily Fowler Central Library.

Denton resident Donald Cox said he started to notice how little Texans seem to know about Juneteenth — the historic date when Major General Gordon Granger and the U.S. Army arrived in Galveston on naval ships with important news.

That news?

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