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2017 Juneteenth Day Rocks

One of nation's oldest Juneteenth Days celebrates slavery's end.

By - Jun 20th, 2017 12:22 pm

One of nation's oldest Juneteenth Days celebrates slavery's end. Back to the full article.

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  1. MARY GLASS says:

    JACK FENNIMORE take away from the 2017 JUNETEENTH DAY in Milwaukee is appreciated by this office.

    Thank you, Jack Fennimore!

    Fennimore’s respectful commentary of the June 19, 2017, historic event, speaks to the day of the first Juneteenth, June 19, 1865, which was the delayed Emancipation of African Americans in America.

    Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President, signed the Emancipation Proclamation over 2 years before by the enactment regarding the Confederate States of America on January 1, 1863.

    We are able to see in Fennimore’s article a PROUD people that are pleased to have a festival engagement on a large scale in their city with different forms of entertainment, cultural tastes, drinks to cool off, cultural clothing, cultural jewelry, and oils, reunions, colorful items for sale, health reminders, community outreach groups – with all age groups present to walk in the parade, walk the route, laugh, crack jokes, finger-pop to music, dance, take photos, and see a neighbor.

    These are PROUD folks celebrating from whence they have come but mindful of the ENSLAVEMENT that is yet afoot.

    What the day shows is “how resilient African Americans are” in spite of oppressions after oppressions by human hands and minds.

    Yes. JUNETEENTH arrived during the American Civil War (1861-1865).

    Union General Gordon Granger, birthplace New York, brought the news of the Emancipation Proclamation by Abraham Lincoln the 16th President, Republican Party, that African Americans were no longer slaves. The news was 2 years and 5 months after the signing by Lincoln. Therefore, many African American were held enslaved without the option of FREEDOM for over 2 years.

    My question is: Who and What gave these folks, Caucasians, the God-fearing right to steal, take ownership and sell another human being, Africa American as chattel. Who? What? Greed and Hate are two reasons. We got to get past that. We got to get past that!

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