Juneteenth Atlanta Parade & Music Festival

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Juneteenth is the event that all people and especially people of African descent should know as America’s second Independence Day celebration and the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States of America. It has also been called Freedom Day or Emancipation Day and rightly so. Juneteenth represents the freedom that African descendants stand on today!

African descendants were still trapped in the tyranny of enslavement on the country’s first “4th of July” in 1776, even though that period was set aside as Independence Day for all Americans the occasion did not include enslaved African descendants or women.

It took 89 years after 1776 for the second news of freedom, that was specifically for African descendants, to be announced in Southwest Texas, the last southern state in rebellion after the Civil War. This was two and one half years after the 13th amendmant was included in the constitution and after the Emancipation Proclamation was issued by President Lincoln. Though the Emancipation Proclamation had been issued on September 22, 1862, with an effective date of January 1, 1863, It wasn’t until June 19th, 1865 that the news reached territories in Texas, which was almost entirely under Confederate control.
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