Good Morning Readers!
Today is Juneteenth! Allow us to celebrate the day that African-American’s became free thanks to President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation in which he abolished slavery in the United States of America. This particular day actually started in Texas (TX) and was adopted by other States later on.
“What is Juneteenth?” You ask, Darling Readership.
According to Wikipedia, “Juneteenth, also known as Juneteenth Independence Day, Freedom Day, or Emancipation Day, is a holiday in the United States that commemorates the announcement of the abolition of slavery in the U.S. state of Texas in 1865, and more generally the emancipation of African-American citizens throughout the United States. Celebrated on June 19, the term is a portmanteau of June and nineteenth, and is recognized as a state holiday or special day of observance in most states.”
- “Juneteenth Celebrated in Coachella”. Black Voice News. June 22, 2011.
- “Juneteenth”. Merriam Webster Dictionary. Retrieved 2013-05-30.
I forgot to mention the featured image from the Mississippi (MS) Library Commission’s Pinterest board.
If you would like to know more about Juneteenth, check out the MS Library Commission’s blog post.
I hope you make today a wonderful day! Go enjoy a bit of extra and responsible freedoms!