JUNETEENTH - Federal Holiday - end of slavery in USA

JUNETEENTH - Federal Holiday - end of slavery in USA

Postby Oscar » Fri Jun 18, 2021 7:54 am

House Passes Bill to Make Juneteenth a Federal Holiday, Sending It to Biden

[ https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/16/us/p ... liday.html ]

The measure would designate June 19 as a federal holiday to commemorate the end of slavery. More than a dozen Republicans voted against it.

By Luke Broadwater June 16, 2021

QUOTE: "Juneteenth commemorates the end of slavery and is also known as Emancipation Day, Jubilee Day and Juneteenth Independence Day. Its name stems from June 19, 1865, when Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger in Galveston, Texas, issued General Order No. 3, which announced that in accordance with the Emancipation Proclamation, “all slaves are free.” Months later, the 13th Amendment was ratified, abolishing slavery in the final four border states that had not been subjected to President Abraham Lincoln’s order. . . . . "
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