When Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation in 1862, freeing slaves in most of the Confederate states, many of the slaves in Texas were not freed (or informed of their freedom) until after the end of the Civil War; more than two years later. On April 9th, General Robert E. Lee surrendered his army to General Ulysses S. Grant in Virginia. On June 19th, 1865, General Gordon Granger sailed into Galveston, Texas, and announced that the war was over and that all slaves were now free. While the United States celebrates its independence on the Official Juneteenth June 19 1865 Celebrate Freedom Shirt Fourth of July, nearly 250,000 slaves earned their true independence on June 19th.
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Juneteenth became an official holiday in Texas in 1980. In 2019, only three states remain that do not recognize Juneteenth: Hawaii, North Dakota, and South Dakota. Today, Juneteenth is an opportunity for African-Americans to celebrate the end of slavery in the United States, and to remember the Official Juneteenth June 19 1865 Celebrate Freedom Shirt historical struggles of their ancestors. Race plays a role in our history whether we like it or not. The Fourth of July celebrates the founding of a country that has conferred unfair advantages on white people for its entire existence. Do we ignore important points in the country’s moral progress just because not everyone derived a concrete benefit from everything? It was slavery and the people who practiced or condoned it that were racist. The end of that evil institution seems worth celebrating to me.
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on Juneteenth with indentured servants systems lasting for a long time after the civil war. For the most part, Juneteenth is a celebration day observed by African Americans only in Texas as it did not affect the other minorities in servitude here. That is why sean488 has problems with it.I’m pretty sure there were many races of people in America that were affected by slaves being emancipated, even if most of the slaves were black. In any event, it’s probably the Official Juneteenth June 19 1865 Celebrate Freedom Shirt most important thing that happened in American history and to deny that is anti-black racism.
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