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It is also known as Emancipation Day, Juneteenth Independence Day, and Black Independence Day.
On 19th June of 1865, Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger briefed a skeptical community in Galveston, Texas that two and a half years ago President Abraham Lincoln had freed enslaved people in rebel states. He had implored local citizens to comply with the order. Granger along with 2000 Union Soldiers were present for implementing President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation. The proclamation had already been in practice more than two years ago in many states across the US and it was on the date of 1st January of 1863.
However, according to the National Museum of African American History & Culture, the more than 250,000 slaves who were still shackled to their owners in Texas were still surprised to hear the by then years old news that they were free.
Why it’s so important that Juneteenth become a national holiday:
At the 2015 Essence Music Festival in New Orleans, I wore a T-shirt that caught a lot of people’s attention. The design was simple. The words “July Fourth” were crossed out and under them, one word was written: “Juneteenth.” I wore the shirt because, for many years, I celebrated the Fourth of July without a true understanding that the date of independence for our people, black people, is actually June 19, 1865: the day that the news of the Emancipation Proclamation finally reached some of the last people in America still held in bondage.
How to Celebrate Happy Juneteenth 2020?
Fly the flag which symbolizes Juneteenth
Attend a celebration which is themed around Juneteenth