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What is Juneteenth? Day marks
the end of slavery in the United States

USA Today, by Staff

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 6/19/2017 4:58:22 PM

Juneteenth is observed on June 19 to commemorate the end of slavery in the United States. It is also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day. Here´s everything you need to know about Juneteenth: hat is Juneteenth? On June 19, 1865, Major Gen. Gordon Granger came to Galveston, Texas, to inform a reluctant community that President Abraham Lincoln two years earlier had freed the slaves and to press locals to comply with his directive. Why did it take so long for the news to get to Texas? There is no one reason why there was a two and a half year delay in letting Texas know about the abolition of slavery in the United States,

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Obviously, the word hasn´t been passed down all these generations later as blacks continue to live on the plantations erected by their dRATS Masters´. Today, they are called "the hood," but lack of proper education, violence, family structure condemns them to stay liberal and not assimilate to the great things that can achieve in boundless America.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Jennie C., 6/19/2017 5:31:32 PM     (No. 11291535)

It marks the day that news of the South´s loss of the Civil War reached Texas, that´s all.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Maggie2u, 6/19/2017 5:43:44 PM     (No. 11291558)

For the life of me, I don´t understand why the Republican party doesn´t shout this out every year. The day the Republican´s freed slaves from their democrat masters. Along with the ending of the Civil War which the democrats started to keep their slaves and a memorial day on which a democrat, John Wiles Booth murdered the first Republican President Abraham Lincoln who won the war and freed the slaves. But there is a reason they´re called the stupid party and this is one of them.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Jethro bo, 6/19/2017 5:47:54 PM     (No. 11291563)

The Executive Order by Lincoln didn´t free the slaves. It took amendments tot he Constitution to do that. Slavery was constitutional and an Executive order can´t trump the constitution. All it did was direct the Union forces in occupied territories to ignore laws and ignore slavery. It was a symbol, not a reality.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: bkt23, 6/19/2017 5:48:58 PM     (No. 11291567)

Seems to me a whole lot of people work very hard every day and have a portion of their pay taken away and given to other people against the wishes of the earners. Slavery ended? I don´t think so.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: mickeymat, 6/19/2017 5:49:10 PM     (No. 11291568)

This article (and Henry Louis Gates-big surprise) is incorrect. The 1863 Emancipation Proclamation "freed" slaves ONLY in states in rebellion against the United States. texas was in rebellion against the United States but the Union had not yet won control over Texas and most southern states at the time of The Proclamation. Thus NO slaves were actually freed in those states with the exception of some very small areas of them that the Union had gained control over. These days, it seems alomost anyone can teach at Harvard as long as they have the right color skin, sexual orientation or ethnic background. Is this any way to run anything? I would argue no unless you wish to be a laughing stock. I´ll leave it to fellow L Dotters to make that judgement.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: bobn.t, 6/19/2017 5:56:16 PM     (No. 11291582)

Except for Kaepernick.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Hotrod, 6/19/2017 6:25:14 PM     (No. 11291618)

Many black people are still slaves. The government supports them, as long as they vote democrat. That is not freedom!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: thomthomp, 6/19/2017 6:28:50 PM     (No. 11291620)

So, on "Juneteenth" everyone who thinks they are a descendant of slaves should seek out the descendants of Republicans and Union soldiers and say, "Thank you". Right?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: 1976Ag, 6/19/2017 6:35:50 PM     (No. 11291632)

The slaves in the north remained slaves. The Emancipation Proclamation was only meant to cause unrest below the Mason-Dixon.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Pete Stone, 6/19/2017 6:37:40 PM     (No. 11291635)

Nos. 1 and 5 are right. Slavery in the United States did not end until the 13th Amendment was ratified on December 6, 1865. Until then, it was still legal in Maryland, Delaware, Kentucky, and Missouri. If people want to celebrate the end of slavery in this country, December 6 should be the date, not the day Galveston fell to the U.S. Army.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: dvc, 6/19/2017 6:41:13 PM     (No. 11291645)

Apparently another fake black holiday like Kwanza.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Corndoggies, 6/19/2017 7:28:47 PM     (No. 11291708)

And Groupon chose today to change their logo to a rainbow G which alienated the Juneteenth crowd. Life is just too funny sometimes.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: sunnyday, 6/19/2017 8:10:04 PM     (No. 11291771)

Don´t know nothing about no slavery. All the monuments are gone.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: sw penn, 6/19/2017 9:44:36 PM     (No. 11291873)

I´m looking forward to Julyteenth
The day that marks the end
of Americans blaming their circumstances
on things that happened
a century and a half ago.


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Reply 15 - Posted by: Trigger2, 6/20/2017 1:57:20 AM     (No. 11292047)

Might as well get rid of Juneteenth since the demonrat party still keeps them as slaves.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: mickturn, 6/20/2017 8:34:24 AM     (No. 11292207)

Juneteenth is the day I got out of the Army!

I view it this way, I was drafted and put into what is called ´slavery´, I was freed on June 19, 1970!

By the way where are my reparations?

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