Hello friends, It’s Juneteenth. Today celebrates the emancipation of enslaved people in the United States. Slavery is a blood-stained horrible part of our country’s history. President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, which declared that as of January 1, 1863, all enslaved people in the United States, without exception, “shall be thenceforward, and forever free.”
*Juneteenth celebrates the date of June 19, 1865, when General Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas, bearing news of the emancipation proclamation, two years after the emancipation proclamation was put into law. *It is also known as, Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, Liberation Day, an Emancipation Day (in Texas).
Juneteenth, is now and will always be a celebrated holiday here in the United States. How sad that it took so long for this to be an actual recognized holiday across our country. It is the first new federal holiday created by congress in nearly forty years. The bipartisan legislation was signed into law by President Biden on June 17th. This gives Juneteenth the same status as Memorial Day, Veterans Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day and other federal holidays.
We own cars and homes, we do not, cannot ever, own people.
We are all God’s children.