Today, we are going to turn our attention to Juneteenth.Juneteenth is a very important day in the most African Communities. Why? Because this is the actual day that Enslaved Africans were freed or supposedly have been freed; but, it took until July 4th some two months later before they were informed.
So today, I will address its Origin. It was on June 19, 1865, when the Union General, Gordon Granger brought the news to Galveston, Tex., informing inhabitants that the Civil War's had ended two months earlier. Two and a half years passed before Abraham Lincoln, the then President i.e. 16th President signed into law the Emancipation Proclamation. It was General Granger's Order Number 3 that finally freed the last 250,000 Enslaved Afrikan people. The Union States did not recognize the Emancipation Proclamation signed by Abraham Lincoln on June 19th. So, "Juneteenth" among some African-American communities is an addendum to the national Independence Day of July 4th.
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