● Juneteenth celebrations unite community with parade, gatherings
Every June 19 in Texas, communities celebrate with prayer, family gatherings and a strong dose of history. That was the day in 1865 that a union general arrived in Galveston with an order informing Texas that all slaves were freed.
● This Juneteenth Let’s Remember Stories Like This One
It shows that slavery was not the only injustice affecting African Americans before the Civil War.
● It’s Time to Make Juneteenth a National Holiday
This was the day – June 19, 1865 – in 1865 when slaves in Texas finally were freed.
KENNETH C. DAVIS
150 years after its birth, Juneteenth remains largely unacknowledged on America’s national calendar. Many Americans are unaware of its existence, or its roots.
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