Happy Juneteenth! In 1863, Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, which freed the remaining African Americans enslaved in the rebellion states. However, it did not free everyone at first. It took until June 19th, 1865, for approximately 250,000 slaves in Texas to be released from the bondage of slavery. Therefore, today is the day we recognize as the celebration of independence and freedom for the black community.
HAPPY JUNETEENTH! The fight is not over but it continues to change!