JUNETEENTH — A FREEDOM DAY CELEBRATION
As most of us are aware, the Juneteenth is a national holiday recently proclaimed by Mr. Joe Biden,
the President of the United States. It’s a holiday commemorating the liberation of the last African Americans enslaved by the Confederacy. This liberation came 2 and 1/2 years after President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation. It took that long for the Union troops to form a military force strong enough to overcome the resistance and enforce the new legislation.
On June 19, 1865, Major General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas, and read the General Order 3, which stated that all slaves were now free with equal human rights and the right to have property. The General Order 3
also declared that the new relationship between former slave owners and slaves became employers and employees.
Juneteenth is really a Freedom Day celebration.
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