Juneteenth - What really does it mean?
Posted by Bamboo Bliss on Jun 19, 2021
Tomorrow is Juneteenth.
Juneteenth is now a National Holiday. But very few people know what it is. We published this back in 2019 and are re-publishing today.
Juneteenth, also known as Juneteenth Independence Day or Freedom Day, is an American holiday that commemorates the June 19, 1865, announcement of the abolition of slavery in the U.S. state of Texas, and more generally the emancipation of enslaved African-Americans throughout the former Confederacy of the southern United States. On this day federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, in 1865 to take control of the state and ensure that all enslaved people be freed. The troops’ arrival came a full two and a half years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. Juneteenth honors the end to slavery in the United States and is considered the longest-running African American holiday. On June 17, 2021, it officially became a federal holiday.
Also called:Freedom Day or Emancipation Day
Observed by: Residents of the United States
Please remember that right now there are more than 40 millions human slaves. Let's all band together to abolish this.