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A touch of history

Emmett Harden, right, a docent at the Allensworth State Historical Park talks to Daniel Kimmel-Terra and his mom Jennifer Terra about Buffalo Soldiers. Harden, who is dressed as a member of the Union's 24th Infantry, was one of several volunteers at Saturday's Juneteenth celebration at the Veterans' Memorial Center. Wayne Tilcock/Enterprise photo

Emmett Harden, right, a docent at the Allensworth State Historical Park talks to Daniel Kimmel-Terra and his mom Jennifer Terra about Buffalo Soldiers. Harden, who is dressed as a member of the Union’s 24th Infantry, was one of several volunteers at Saturday’s Juneteenth celebration at the Veterans’ Memorial Center. This year’s celebration highlighted the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. Juneteenth, which is short for June 19th, is a remembrance of that particular date in 1865. On that day, 2,000 Union soldiers arrived at Galveston, Texas, intent on enforcing the abolition of slavery.

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  • Barbara A. ButlerFebruary 04, 2014 - 3:48 pm

    I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Harden a couple of years back. I have a picture of Mr. Harden that I promised to send to him and lost his address. If he will kindly contact me at barbarabutlerphotography@yahoo.com I will make sure he receives his copy of the portrait. So glad I found this article. Thank you, Barbara Butler

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