General Orders No.3 pays homage to the moment when emancipation was finally realized for enslaved African Americans held in captivity in the state of Texas. On June 19, 1865, Union Major General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston and marched the streets with troops reading General Order No. 3.  

    The order declared that the institution of slavery had officially ended, setting off joyful celebrations by the newly freed black men and women. This formed the basis for the annual jubilee, Juneteenth, now recognized and commemorated as an American federal holiday.

    Founded by a group of ten African American individuals who are connected through college, friendship, and family their goal is for GO3 to become a means of giving back to the community and the institutions that provided us with the foundation in the beginning.

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