Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free.
Click through to see which of your favorite actors, singers, athletes and beauty queens are from Texas!
Happy Juneteenth! Celebrating Celebrities From Texas was originally published on blackamericaweb.com
1. Grant Hill is from Dallas
2. Brittney Griner is from Houston
3. Lamarcus Aldridge is from Dallas
4. Lil Twist is from Dallas
5. Pam Oliver is from Dallas
6. Tevin Campbell is from Dallas
7. Chris Bosh is from Dallas
8. Jill Marie Jones is from Dallas
9. Yolanda Adams is from Houston
10. Billy Preston is from Houston
11. Latavia Roberson is from Houston
12. Loni Love is from Houston
13. Crystle Stewart is from Houston
14. Letoya Luckett is from Houston
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