Juneteenth was a tradition in many communities. It was originally celebrated by African American to celebrate the end of Slavery in the USA. Many of the celebrations were organized by Republican organizations. In the 50’s and 60’s when some political alliances began to change many people stopped celebrating because they did not want to associate with Lincoln and the Republicans. Recently in DC people have to bring back the holiday but they have tried to obscure its origins. We need to celebrate Lincoln and the brave people who helped end slavery. I will be out in full force celebrating Lincoln and my great past Relative Oliver Otis Howard (founder of Howard University as well as a General who led Sherman’s march to the Sea, and headed Reconstruction after the war). I think we can all embrace freedom in the USA.
Posted on 11 Feb 2022, 10:03 - Category: News