Celebrate Juneteenth 2020

This is a reprint of a post I began in 2018 with an amendment or two.

Happy day to celebrate the end of slavery in the U.S.  Juneteenth is a holiday in 47 states.

Here is a tweet from Jamar Tisby which makes a case for Juneteenth as a national holiday. Whether Juneteenth should be the day or another day should be designated, there should be such a holiday to commemorate the end of slavery.

Photo: Public domain: Source: The Portal to Texas History Austin History Center, Austin Public Library. Date: June 19, 1900. Author: Mrs. Charles Stephenson



10 thoughts on “Celebrate Juneteenth 2020”

  1. My home town didn’t start officially celebrating it until the mid 1970s, but there was a reason for that. Some of the citizens and politicians objected – because it was a “made up holiday.” You know – not a REAL holiday like Mothers Day and Fathers Day.

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