Saturday, June 19, 2010

Commemoration of Juneteenth
- The Celebration Of Black Freedom

by Frances Rice - June 19th, 2010 - Canada Free Press

As we celebrate Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day, it is fitting that we pause to recognize the origin of this important part of our African American heritage.

June 19th marks the day in 1865 when word reached blacks in Texas that slavery in the United States had been abolished. More than two years earlier, on January 1, 1863, Republican President Abraham Lincoln had issued the Emancipation Proclamation.

This article is a great short history of the long term and ongoing support for civil rights of the Republican Party. It also provides a useful litany of the lies still told by Democrats today to cover up the history of their racist views including their ongoing obstruction of liberty for the black community.


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