juneteenth

JuneTeenth In Albany
JuneTeenth In Albany
Come and celebrate Juneteenth ! Juneteenth has long been a celebration of freedom, as the date represents the time when the last slaves in America were freed after emancipation. Today, the celebration of the human spirit serves as an important historical milestone commemorating African American freedom with an emphasis on education and achievement...
Today Is Juneteenth—Have We Placed The Chains On Our Brain? [POLL]
Today Is Juneteenth—Have We Placed The Chains On Our Brain? [POLL]
On this day in history June 19, 1865 marks the day on which slaves in Texas first learned that slavery had been abolished. Although the Emancipation Proclamation had been in effect since January 1, 1863, the news didn’t reach Texas until June 19, 1865. So here we are in 2012 and even though I was not around (physically) during the 1800’s.