Celebrate Juneteenth 2022!!

FREEDOM DAY! Slavery was finally abolished in every state!
“Nobody is free unless everybody’s free.”- FANNIE-LOU HAMER
(American Activist October 6, 1917 – March 14, 1977)
JUNETEENTH NATIONAL INDEPENDENCE DAY is a US federal holiday.
It was signed into law by President Joe Biden on Thursday, June 17th 2021. Although the Emancipation Proclamation to free all slaves was issued on January 1, 1863, it was not read to enslaved African Americans in Texas until two and a half years later on June 18, 1865. The reason why the news about the emancipation took so long to reach Texas is subject to speculation. One theory is that the messenger who was originally sent with the news had been killed before he reached Texas. A more likely scenario is that the local slave owners simply held onto the information, ignoring the emancipation order. As a result, the Emancipation Proclamation was not fully enforced until June 18, 1865 when ALL slaves were finally liberated from the human horror of slavery in this country.
Although the slaves were freed from the institution of slavery, full citizenship and protection under the law was not guaranteed.  Congress to passed the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments to further include former slaves in our constitution.
As we know, there were many new segregationist laws passed in states that deprived freed slaves of full citizenship.  There is still an ongoing fight for full rights for African Americans in the United States.
Take action to celebrate and ensure true freedom for all through awareness of racial disparities, mobilization, and bold actions necessary to further the fight for social justice and equal opportunity:

https://naacp.org/campaigns/juneteenth

Juneteenth is also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day and Cel-Liberation Day. Celebrations include barbecue, dancing, poetry, storytelling, and community camaraderie. Contact Lawanda Lyons-Pruitt for north county festivities on June 18 at 805-448-7869.
Everyone is welcome!  Celebrate this important American event.  No charge (except for food).

Permanent link to this article: https://santamariademocrats.info/2022/06/17/celebrate-juneteenth-2022/

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Translate »