Kkkolonial Concessions: Juneteenth Edition

The freedmen are advised to remain quietly at their present homes and work for wages. They are informed that they will not be allowed to collect at military posts and that they will not be supported in idleness either there or elsewhere.”

—General Orders, Number 3; Headquarters District of Texas, Galveston, June 19, 1865

You are either a slave or you are free.