Today marks the day that African-Americans were freed from slavery. It was on June 19th, 1865 that the last slaves were freed from Galveston, Texas after the Emancipation Proclamation was established January 1, 1863.
It’s important that black people learn, embrace, and celebrate Juneteenth. Many of us celebrate the 4th of July, but don’t know anything about Juneteenth.
First, the American independence day is July 4th 1776, 89 years before black people were freed from slavery. During the American Revolution guess who was on the front lines fighting to help America gain their independence; Black people! What happened after they helped America gain their independence? They resumed they’re lives as being slaves.
Juneteenth is a part of our history. Your not going see to the media promote our history unless its in February. Especially the fact that the celebration is centered around freedom from slavery. Africans were enslaved for over 400 years and our ancestors fought and died trying to get their freedom. Remember them by embracing Juneteenth!!!
Written by: @ObaBlacko (IG), Dreaded_InnerG (Twitter)