The struggle to end racial injustice does not end with June

But what exactly is the meaning of the date?

Juneteenth is not just a product of the Black Lives Matter movement. It marks the day of Proclamation of emancipationissued by President Abraham Lincoln for the release of enslaved African Americans in secessionist countries on January 1. 1, 1863, was finally fully realized. The enslaved people in Galveston, Texas, learned of their freedom only two years after it was granted.

They have been informed of their freedom since May. Gen. Gordon Granger. This happened on June 19, 1865 – establishing the importance of the Juneteenth.

According to USA Todayalthough the proclamation had been issued years before, those who held slaves were responsible for informing them of the directive, and of course those who wanted to retain their slaves and power refused to do so.

While the holiday is widely known as the Eleventh, as it is associated with the date of June 19, it is also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day.

Although always celebrated throughout the country, Congress made it the eleventh national holiday since the adoption of the National Independence Day Act in June 2021. Biden then signed the bill on June 17.

Today’s adoption by the Senate of our legislation to mark June 16 as a federal holiday will address this long-ignored gap in our history, acknowledge the wrongdoing, acknowledge the pain and suffering of generations of slaves and their descendants, and finally celebrate their freedom, “said Sen. Ed Markie during the passage of the bill. Markie first introduced the June 18th bill in 2020 after the murders of Floyd and Breona Taylor, but he refused.

According to a new one Gallup poll since Biden made the 13th national holiday, six in 10 Americans already believe they know “many” or “some” about juveniles, compared to fewer than four in 10 in May 2021.

“As the nation prepares to celebrate the second federal holiday on June 10, more and more Americans are learning about its significance in the history of the United States and blacks,” Gallup said.

This year The Eleventh will be observed on Monday, June 20. Share your celebrations below and don’t forget to join the Daily Kos in the Juneteenth celebration! Visit our page dedicated to the Juneteenth for access to resources and other information on supporting the Black Lives Matter movement. Our work to end racial injustice continues and cannot end with celebrations like Juntit.

“We are not throwing people out here. We celebrate each other. We laugh at each other, respect and support each other. We want this work to continue every day and expand to a larger community of sites until it is no longer working, until mutual respect and appreciation is innate, ”said Lauren Sue, current Co-Chair. described for the purposes of the Justice Council.

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