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JUNETEENTH


Of course, it is HOPED that EVERYONE should know about the "Emancipation Proclamation," delivered by President Abraham Lincoln, on September 22, 1862, as a means of ending the enslavement of Black people  (read: Pan-African/African-Americans).


Although Lincoln's decree became fully-effective on January 1, 1863, it did little to quell the atrocities that prevailed in most -if not all- of the Confederate states during that time. And to sum up the importance of the Juneteenth celebration, wikipedia.org says it's, "also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day... a holiday in the United States honoring African American heritage by commemorating the announcement of the abolition of slavery in the U.S. State of Texas in 1865. Celebrated on June 19, the term is a portmanteau of June and nineteenth, and is recognized as a state holiday in 37 states of the United States."

References:
www.google.com, www.scienceblogs.com

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