Juneteenth

Juneteenth

Posted by LaShanta Lewis on

Juneteenth

On June 15, 2021 The US Senate unamously passed a resolution acknowledging Juneteenth as a federal holiday. Yes over 100 years later June 19th is recognized as a holiday. It has always been celebrated in the black community, unfortunately not every community were aware of what Juneteenth was years ago. Now if you are unaware which is ok, I do not mind giving you the tea. Juneteenth is the month slavery was abolished. Not every state freed the slaves all at once. In 1780 Virginia was the first state to free slaves, on December 18, 1865 Federal troops marched in Texas...

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