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Today is a special day! On June 19th, we recognize Juneteenth. On this day in 1865, enslaved African Americans were informed of their freedom by Union troops in Texas. This came two years after the Emancipation of Proclamation was signed. Although Juneteenth is not recognized as a national holiday yet, we still widely celebrate the day.
— Black Student Assoc. (@BSAofWIU) June 19, 2019
Happy Juneteenth Y’all!! This beautiful holiday marks the end of slavery in the U.S. and deserves far greater representation and appreciation. Remember we are our ancestors wildest dreams. #Juneteenth2019 #BlackLivesMatter pic.twitter.com/G4QoIZiAzq
— Dr. Keosha T. Bond (@drkeoshabond) June 19, 2019
Happy #Juneteenth! Today in 1865, 2yrs after Emancipation Proclamation, slaves in Texas were notified by union soldiers they were indeed free
— Shelby Ivey Christie (@bronze_bombSHEL) June 19, 2019
Hit ABC TV show ‘Black-Ish’ premiered a special episode acknowledging our holiday.