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Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States.  Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free.

Click through to see which of your favorite actors, singers, athletes and beauty queens are from Texas!

Celebrating Celebrities From Texas was originally published on blackamericaweb.com

1. Grant Hill is from Dallas

Grant Hill is from Dallas

2. Brittney Griner is from Houston

Brittney Griner is from Houston

3. Lamarcus Aldridge is from Dallas

Lamarcus Aldridge is from Dallas

4. Latavia Roberson is from Houston

Latavia Roberson is from Houston

5. Crystle Stewart is from Houston

Crystle Stewart is from Houston

6. Texas Battle is from Houston

Texas Battle is from Houston

7. Phylicia Rashad is from Houston

Phylicia Rashad is from Houston

8. David and Tamela Mann are from Ft. Worth

David and Tamela Mann are from Ft. Worth

9. Usher was born in Dallas

Usher was born in Dallas

10. Isaiah Washington is from Houston

Isaiah Washington is from Houston

11. Jamie Foxx is from Terrell

Jamie Foxx is from Terrell

12. Beyonce Knowles-Carter and Solange Knowles are from Houston

Beyonce Knowles-Carter and Solange Knowles are from Houston
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