Today marks the 150th Anniversary of Major General Gordon Granger arrival in Galveston,Texas in 1865 with news that the Civil War had ended. He informed the reluctant community that slaves were now free, although the Emancipation Proclamation was signed more than two years earlier. 

Every June 19th African Americans find different ways to celebrate the occasion; be that through festivals,special performances, or even social media, all are to honor the day and legacy of African American suffrage in the United States.

Nicki Minaj and Chance The Rapper made certain to pay respect to the day via their Twitter accounts.  Check out their post.