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Emancipation Day and Juneteenth

Unread post by Mama Micki » Sat Aug 01, 2009 9:39 am

Today in 1834, 175 years ago, slavery was outlawed in most of the British Empire. August 1 is celebrated as Emancipation Day in the Caribbean.

Please light a white candle today for all who suffered under slavery, including those who died on the way to the New World and those who had the strength to survive. Remember the blessings in your life and thank those that have gone before us.
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Re: Emancipation Day and Juneteenth

Unread post by catherineyronwode » Sat Aug 01, 2009 9:46 am

Thanks for the post. Around here, in the Bay Area, we celebrate Juneteenth, the 19th of June, as the date that the last enslaved people -- in Galveston, Texas -- were told that they had officially been free for more than two years, but the slave owners had kept the news from them.
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Unread post by Miss Bri » Sat Aug 01, 2009 3:00 pm

Amen to that.
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Re: Emancipation Day and Juneteenth

Unread post by catherineyronwode » Sat Jun 26, 2021 9:55 pm

At long last, Juneteenth became a Federal holiday this year, June 19th, 2021.

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and its relevance to them and to all the people of the world.

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