For those of you who didn’t know why many Americans were uploading and celebrating June 19th here’s a history lesson on this celebration of freedom.

Juneteenth is the official day of the abolishment of slavery. Even though Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863. More than 250,000 slaves were free but still slaves in Galveston, Texas had zero knowledge of it. It took more than two years for the proclamation to be enforced world wide by General Gordon Grange.

This is a holiday that should be celebrated by all Americans not just African-Americans, it is a symbol of justice and freedom of all man-kind.

Published by: Jariah Walker