Today We Celebrate 155 Years of Freedom!
Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day, recognizes June 19, 1865 and the announcement of the Emancipation Proclamation in the state of Texas, more than two years after it was issued. It also acknowledges the enforcement of 13th Amendment, which declared of the abolition of slavery in the U.S.
This second Independence Day is observed as a state or ceremonial holiday, now, in 49 of the United States.
Text of the Emancipation Proclamation
Portrait of Civil War ‘contrabands,’ fugitive slaves who were emancipated upon reaching the North, sitting outside a house, possible in Freedman’s Village in Arlington, Virginia, mid 1860s. Up to 1100 former slaves at a time were housed in the government established Freedman’s Village in the thirty years in which it served as a temporary shelter for runaway and liberated slaves.
As slaves were freed after the Emancipation Proclamation, the United States government established “Freedmen’s Villages” to house, clothe, and educate freed slaves. Ca. 1863-1865
Cartoon of Slave Owner and Former Slave from Harper’s Magazine. Read carefully.
#BREAKING: Senator Kamala Harris just announced that she, Cory Booker, Tina Smith, and Ed Markey are introducing a bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday! ✊🏾 #BlackLivesMatter #BlackHistory pic.twitter.com/Lj2Sd6a7Dd— ✊🏾ALL BLACK LIVES MATTER✊🏾 (@flywithkamala) June 18, 2020
.@SpeakerPelosi— CSPAN (@cspan) June 19, 2020
: "Tomorrow is #Juneteenth...in observance of that, I've sent a letter...to the Clerk of the House directing the Clerk to remove the portraits of four previous Speakers of the House who served in the Confederacy."
Later, the portraits were seen being removed. pic.twitter.com/3VuiImrnwJ
More Why We Vote With Ann Tripp… In this edition of Why We Vote with Ann Tripp, author Robert P. Jones examines the foundational role Christianity has played, as the backbone of white supremacy. Jones also highlights the need
Why We Vote With Ann Tripp: David Zucchino Discusses Black-Run Wilmington, NC And The Murderous Riot Of 1898
More On Election 2020… In this edition of Why We Vote with Ann Tripp, author David Zucchino tells the story of a black-run government in North Carolina, port city, Willmington, and the outrage it caused white supremacists. Zucchino
More Why We Vote With Ann Tripp… In this edition of Why We Vote with Ann Tripp, author Margret Kimberly discusses the truth about the nation’s first 12 presidents, and the foundational racism, embedded in our country’s
Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron wants to make sure that the details in the Breonna Taylor case remain quiet. Cameron has filed a motion as an attempt to ban an unidentified grand juror from publicly speaking about