I Want to Commemorate Juneteenth

Emancipation Day celebration - 1900-06-19

It’s June 19 where I am, so I wanted to take the opportunity to talk about the holiday known as Juneteenth in the United States.

Unfortunately, Juneteenth is rarely discussed overall, although it is a paid holiday in Texas and it is celebrated in 45 states.

In all honesty, I never knew about this holiday until I read about it in a newspaper after I had graduated high school. In history books, the Emancipation Proclamation was cited as marking the end of slavery. Nary was there a mention of Juneteenth.

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