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The War is over. You are all free!
June 19, 1865 Galveston Texas
What will my husband think?
Where would I go?
Some African Americans moved up North
I'm moving up north for a better life.
I'm staying here because I know this area and moving will be too costly.
Some Continued to stay in the South.
The war is over and these slaves are free I can let them know that. I need them for the harvest
Some African American were still enslaved because either word hasn't reached out or the master was hiding the news from them.
I heard that a war started. Hope we will be freed soon.
It's been 4 years since the begining of the war. I can stand this man!
Here lies Alex Simpson. He stole Horses
That's what you get for stealing my horse. I'm going to go free your slaves.
This was the case for the slaves of a man named Alex Simpson. They weren't released until his hanging in 1868
Your Owner Alex Simpson was hanged and you guys are now free.