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H A P P Y J U N E T E E N T H | As we all know on July 4th, 1776 America celebrated their independence from Great Britain. During this time slavery was still in progress and even though the Declaration of Independence stated that, “… all men are created equal…”, it would be more than 8 decades before this would be [legally] true for the Africans who in 1776 were considered property.

On September 22,1862 President Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation freeing all the enslaved Africans it took close to THREE more years before the full emancipation of Africans was completed.

On June 19, 1865 General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas, to issue General Order No. 3, officially freeing America’s final slaves. This date, known as Juneteenth, (a melding of June and 19th) is the TRUE Black Independence Day for African-Americans in America because it is the day that ALL Africans became were finally freed!

Celebrate Freedom! Celebrate Juneteenth!! 🔴⚫️🌍✊🏾
#celebratefreedom #freedom #junteenth #happyjuneteenth #celebratefreedom #BlackIndependenceDay #Independenceday #knowthyself #knowledgeofself #knowyourhistory #BlackHistory365 #BlackHistoryEveryday #BlackLivesMatter
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