Juneteenth Day 2020
An unofficial American holiday celebrated annually on the 19th of June in the United States as “Juneteenth”, the oldest national celebration in commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. It was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free. Celebrations include public readings of the Emancipation Proclamation, singing traditional songs such as “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot” and “Lift Every Voice and Sing”, rodeos, street fairs, cookouts, family reunions, park parties, historical reenactments, and Miss Juneteenth contests.
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About Juneteenth Day:
Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free. Before two and a half years, President Abraham Lincoln issued the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation on September 22, 1862. The celebration of June 19th was coined “Juneteenth” and grew with more participation from descendants. The Juneteenth celebration was a time for reassuring each other, for praying and for gathering remaining family members. By the 21st century, Juneteenth was celebrated in most major cities across the United States. Rodeos, fishing, barbecuing, and baseball is just a few of the typical Juneteenth activities you may witness today. Juneteenth almost always focused on education and self-improvement. Juneteenth today, celebrates African American freedom and achievement while encouraging continuous self-development and respect for all cultures.
General Order Number 3 which began most significantly with:
“The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free. This involves an absolute equality of personal rights and rights of property between former masters and slaves, and the connection heretofore existing between them becomes that between employer and hired labor. The freedmen are advised to remain quietly at their present homes and work for wages. They are informed that they will not be allowed to collect at military posts and that they will not be supported in idleness either there or elsewhere.” —General Orders, Number 3; Headquarters District of Texas, Galveston, June 19, 1865
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Juneteenth Day 2020 Quotes
“My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together.” — Desmond Tutu
“We all require and want respect, man or woman, Black or white. It’s our basic human right.” — Aretha Franklin
“Freedom is not something that one people can bestow on another as a gift. Thy claim it as their own and none can keep it from them.” — Kwame Nkrumah
“You can’t separate peace from freedom, because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom.” — Malcolm X
“Go to work! Go to work in the morn of a new creation… until you have… reached the height of self-progress, and from that pinnacle bestow upon the world a civilization of your own.” — Marcus Garvey
“Every year we must remind successive generations that this event triggered a series of events that one by one defines the challenges and responsibilities of successive generations. That’s why we need this holiday.” — Al Edwards
“Struggle is a never ending process. Freedom is never really won, you earn it and win it in every generation.” — Coretta Scott King
“I prayed for freedom for twenty years, but received no answer until I prayed with my legs.” — Frederick Douglass
“Anytime anyone is enslaved, or in any way deprived of his liberty, if that person is a human being, as far as I am concerned he is justified to resort to whatever methods necessary to bring about his liberty again.” — Malcolm X