Happy day to celebrate the end of slavery in the U.S. Juneteenth is a holiday in 40 states; here is a tweet from Jamar Tisby which links to an article 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.
Why Juneteenth Should Be a National Holiday
“Juneteenth should be recognized as a national holiday because it is a singular moment in U.S. history, and it solidifies the reality that black history *is* American history.” #Juneteenth
— Jemar Tisby (@JemarTisby) June 19, 2018
Photo: Public domain: Source: The Portal to Texas History Austin History Center, Austin Public Library. Date: June 19, 1900. Author: Mrs. Charles Stephenson