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,
Comments: 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.
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.
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.
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.
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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Marred by a sex abuse scandal involving dozens of accusers, USA Gymnastics says it´s adopting reforms to better prevent and respond to any future cases of abuse. Now, all members must report any suspected sexual misconduct to legal authorities and the US Center for SafeSport, which works to eliminate abuse in amateur and professional sports. And any adult who has been kicked out of a club will be tracked in a database to make sure he or she doesn´t endanger athletes in other clubs. (Snip) One of the problems, Daniels wrote, was that USA Gymnastics had "no requirement that members report abuse, much less any sanction for
Computer systems from Russia to the United States were struck on Tuesday in an international cyberattack that bore similarities to a recent assault that crippled tens of thousands of machines worldwide. As reports of the attack spread quickly, the Ukrainian government said that several of its ministries, radiation monitoring at the Chernobyl nuclear facility, local banks and metro systems had been affected. (Snip) It remains unclear who is behind this cyberattack. Like the WannaCry attacks in May, the hack on Tuesday takes over computers and demands digital ransom from their owners to regain control.
Senate leaders put off a vote on Republicans’ health-care bill until after the July 4 recess, according to a person familiar with the plans, amid growing opposition from GOP members to the plan drafted in secret by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. The decision to delay the vote planned for this week follows announcements by at least five Republicans that they’ll vote to block Senate debate on the bill. McConnell needs support from at least 50 of the 52 Republicans to move forward with the measure. President Donald Trump invited all Senate Republicans to the White House for a meeting on health care Tuesday afternoon,
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A hospital, which cares for premature babies is holding graduation ceremonies for little ones that are healthy enough to go home, and the photos are guaranteed to make you smile. University graduation season might just be getting started on this side of the pond but for over in North Carolina, they’re already in full swing. Because at CaroMont Regional Medical Centre, Neonatal nurse Melissa Jordan and her colleagues are holding mini graduation ceremonies for babies who were born at six weeks or more premature. Newborn’s who are admitted to the NCIU are fed, cared and loved for until they are well enough
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