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 [PHOTOS] 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. Lil Twist is from Dallas

Lil Twist is from Dallas

5. Pam Oliver is from Dallas

Pam Oliver is from Dallas

6. Tevin Campbell is from Dallas

Tevin Campbell is from Dallas

7. Yolanda Adams is from Houston

Yolanda Adams is from Houston

8. Billy Preston is from Houston

Billy Preston is from Houston

9. Latavia Roberson is from Houston

Latavia Roberson is from Houston

10. Loni Love is from Houston

Loni Love is from Houston

11. Crystle Stewart is from Houston

Crystle Stewart is from Houston

12. Letoya Luckett is from Houston

Letoya Luckett is from Houston

13. Texas Battle is from Houston

Texas Battle is from Houston

14. Chandra Wilson is from Houston

Chandra Wilson is from Houston

15. David and Tamela Mann are from Ft. Worth

David and Tamela Mann are from Ft. Worth

16. Usher was born in Dallas

Usher was born in Dallas

17. Eva Longoria is from Corpus Christi

Eva Longoria is from Corpus Christi

18. Jamie Foxx is from Terrell

Jamie Foxx is from Terrell

19. Forest Whitaker is from Longview

Forest Whitaker is from Longview

20. Bun B is from Houston

Bun B is from Houston

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

Beyonce Knowles-Carter and Solange Knowles are from Houston
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