Jun
19
2017

Happy Juneteenth!

Today is the anniversary of what can be at least argued as the end of slavery in the USA: June 19th, 1865. On this day Union general Gordon Granger* formally announced that the Emancipation Proclamation had come to Texas. ¬†Texan African-Americans have been celebrating Juneteenth every year; it’s been a state holiday since 1980, and a recognized one in 90% of the USA at this point.

As I’ve said before: it’s never a bad idea to throw a party celebrating the end of slavery.

Moe Lane

*I admit it: I had to look up the guy’s name.

1 Comment

  • Belcatar says:

    Hooray! Slavery’s over! Wait…did you say you’re from Maryland? Yeah, about that…

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