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The GBN Juneteenth T-shirts are made with the finest material. The Men's Crew t-shirt is made with America's #1 selling t-shirt brand. These t-shirts are made with EverSoft ring.
Celebrate African-American Independence & remember our ancestors! Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1965, when the abolition of slavery was officially enforced by an Executive Order in the state of Texas.
"The westernmost of the Confederate states, Texas did not get news of Gen. Robert E. Lee’s surrender at Appomattox that April until two months after the fact. But they heard once Union Gen. Gordon Granger, a New Yorker and West Point graduate with a distinguished wartime service record, arrived in Galveston Bay with more than 2,000 Union troops. It was on June 19 that he publicly read General Order No. 3, which began: “The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free.”
In amazement and disbelief, the 250,000 former slaves in Texas learned that they had been freed by the Emancipation Proclamation, which could not be enforced until the war was over. (It applied only to the states “in rebellion” at the time it was issued.) Shocked, disoriented, most likely fearful of an uncertain future in which they could do as they pleased, the liberated slaves of Texas celebrated. Their moment of jubilee was spontaneous and ecstatic, and began a tradition of marking freedom on Juneteenth."
- 5.2-ounce, mid-weight fabric that feels substantial, yet still soft
- EverSoft ring spun cotton provides premium softness wash after wash
- Fits generously through the body
- Ribbed collar holds its shape
- Shoulder-to-shoulder neck tape for comfort and durability
- Double-needle stitching on the neck and shoulders provide superior durability
- Sizes S-4XL
- Fruit of the Loom Men’s Platinum Ring-Spun
- 100% Cotton, 90 Cotton/10 Polyester, 60 Cotton/40 Polyester, 50 Cotton/50 Polyester