Valley Black Community Commemorates Historical Cemetery
EDINBURG – It was on June 19, 1865, when the Emancipation Proclamation was read in Galveston, setting slaves free.
Before they were free, a cemetery in Hidalgo County was the only one blacks could be buried.
Twenty-five years ago, people from the Rio Grande Valley black community started gathering at the small cemetery in Edinburg to celebrate Juneteenth.
For many, the burial grounds are now a source of pride to call their final resting place.
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