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Posted By: Stilly River Sage
23-Jun-20 - 07:05 PM
Thread Name: Juneteenth - another US Independence Day
Subject: Juneteenth - another US Independence Day
In 2020 the observation of Juneteenth, June 19, 1865, when slaves in Texas finally learned that they were free, took on greater significance in the immediate aftermath of the George Floyd murder.

12 Things You Might Not Know About Juneteenth
BY Stacy Conradt
June 19, 2018
(Updated: May 27, 2020)

Considering how significant the date, it's sad that it took Texas until 1980 to make it a holiday, and it isn't a paid holiday, it's just a date on the calendar.

Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation was issued on January 1, 1863. It took until December 6, 1865 to ratify the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution to remove all forms of slavery.