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!

1. Grant Hill is from Dallas

2. Brittney Griner is from Houston

3. Lamarcus Aldridge is from Dallas

4. Lil Twist is from Dallas

5. Pam Oliver is from Dallas

6. Tevin Campbell is from Dallas

7. Chris Bosh is from Dallas

8. Jill Marie Jones is from Dallas

9. Yolanda Adams is from Houston

10. Billy Preston is from Houston

11. Latavia Roberson is from Houston

12. Loni Love is from Houston

13. Crystle Stewart is from Houston

14. Letoya Luckett is from Houston

15. Micahael Strahan is from Houston

16. Texas Battle is from Houston

17. Phylicia Rashad is from Houston

18. Chandra Wilson is from Houston

19. Loretta Devine is from Houston

20. David and Tamela Mann are from Ft. Worth

21. Usher was born in Dallas

22. Isaiah Washington is from Houston

23. Debbie Allen is from Houston

24. Kirk Franklin is from Ft. Worth

25. Eva Longoria is from Corpus Christi

26. Jamie Foxx is from Terrell

27. Forest Whitaker is from Longview

28. Bun B is from Houston

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