5548 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19139
Read by General Gordon Granger “19th of June”, 1865 Galveston, TX
General Order #3
“The people are informed that in accordance with a Proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free. This involves an absolute equality of personal rights and rights of property, between former masters and slaves, and the connection heretofore existing between them, become that between employer and hired labor. The freed are advised to remain 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.”
Join PLSE and our community partners the Institute for the Development of African American Youth and Determined Women of God Community Group for a special criminal records event on June 16th as we recognize the importance of General Order #3, and the continued need for absolute social equity.
This criminal record evaluation is limited to adult arrests that occurred in Philadelphia County.