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Juneteenth, History Lost

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Juneteenth, a blend of June and Nineteenth symbolizing June 19th, is a celebration of the announcement of the abolition of slavery on June 18,1865 in Galveston, Texas. This occurred due to the state of Texas's refusal to comply with the Emancipation Proclamation signed into law by president Abraham Lincoln on September 22, 1862. I have listed these facts for one reason, many people today do not know what Juneteenth is all about and approach it as just another excuse to fire up the grill. Here in Tulsa, Oklahoma the site of this year's celebration has been moved to the Brady District, an area named for one of the leaders of the KKK at time of the 1921 Race Riot. What does this mean? Can you celebrate in an area where your ancestors were slaughtered?  Can you really move on from something without addressing it? Please join us this Sunday, June 23 from 3p-5p and give your opinion on this very emotional topic. Log on at blogtalkradio.com/rapsessions or call in at 347.857.2097.