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.