For those who don’t know, we feel it our duty to enlighten you…
Juneteenth is a Texas state holiday celebrated annually on the 19th of June throughout the United States to commemorate Union army general Gordon Granger announcing federal orders in the city of Galveston, Texas, on June 19, 1865, proclaiming that all slaves in Texas were now free. (Wikipedia).
Since the place-holder in the White House has stated that no one knew about this awesome day of celebration before he mentioned it, I stand here today to dispel that fallacy . Again, you don’t have to be of color to know about and stand in celebration of this day.
We suggest and invite you to dig deeper into this special holiday and the history behind it.
Tell us, did you know about Juneteenth before last week?