“…in 2020 I am still fighting the same battle as my ancestors, being seen as a human being.”
Forgive the shaky video the message got to heavy to hold.
So this year, Juneteenth has started to get a lot more recognition, and still, I’m sure a lot of you are scratching your head right now wondering “What in the World is Juneteenth”?
Well, I am glad you asked.
Juneteenth or Freedom Day is the true celebration of “July 4th” for Black Americans. Because June 19th, 1865, marks the day that the last state, Texas, actually freed all its slaves.
I’m going to rewind it back for those of you that need to brush up on American history. On July 4th, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was signed, and the birth of the United States of America as an independent nation is commemorated. However, not all people were free during this time. The United States still had slaves. And it wasn’t until June 19th, 1865 that the last of the enslaved people, of Texas, were finally “freed.”
Yet, Juneteenth is not a recognized holiday. At least not in many states. And how many American’s have read about Juneteenth in their history books?
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