Reblog: Juneteenth — by thewriterfred

Hi friends. Recently learned that today — June 19th — is called “Juneteenth” in the USA. I had never heard of that before. (I’m a Canadian living in France… but still.) Below I provide a quote, with links to a fellow WordPress blogger’s article about it. Please check it out, and head on over to that site to read the full brief post, detailing a very important part of America’s history.

jessyeNorman-by-NettriceGaskins.com-DeepDream

REBLOG – Juneteenth: “On June 19, 1865 Union Army General Gordon Granger, landed on the shores of Galveston, Texas and announced that, according to the Emancipation Proclamation of January 1, 1863, signed by President Abraham Lincoln, all slaves in states at war with the Union were free. However, for political and military reasons, the proclamation failed to include […]” ~ thewriterfred.com

Click the following link to read the rest of the above-excerpted article by Frederick Williams: “Juneteenth” — TWF/thewriterfred (or WP Reader link: here.) (I found his post by searching WP Reader for “Juneteenth.”) You can follow Frederick’s blog via WP, at: thewriterfred, (tagline: “Your Friend in the Arts and Culture of Black America”).

Best wishes for all, on Juneteenth,

xoxo “Lia”

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See also: Juneteenth Live Updates (New York Times)

Image credit: “Jessye, Deep Dream,” by Dr. Nettrice Gaskins. Jessye Norman was an American opera singer (Wikipedia).

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