Although the Emancipation Proclamation became effective in 1863, it could not be implemented in the states that were still under confederate control. As a result, enslaved people in Texas would not be free until June 19, 1865. Two-thousand Union Troops arrived in Galveston Bay, Texas. During this time, the Army announced that 250,000 enslaved people in the state of Texas would become free on June 19, 1865. Shirt features Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth, and John Lewis.