Yesterday, June nineteenth, general Gordon Granger and his troops arrived in Galveston, Texas and announced the emancipation proclamation. He declared all enslaved African Americans were to be set free. After the news was spread African Americans all around Galveston started to celebrate. They are calling this celebration Juneteenth. People were cheering, laughing, dancing and singing. It demonstrated their joy for their freedom. After all the celebrations Congress created the Freedmen's Bureau. It helped freed people find jobs, get an education and issued food and clothing.