JUNETEENTH | is one of the oldest Emancipation Day Celebrations, in the United States, commemorating the events of June 18 & 19, 1865, when Union General Gordon Granger and 2,000 federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, took possession of the state and declared all Enslaved people in Texas, Free.~Image: Official Juneteenth Committee, East Woods Park, Austin, Texas, June 19, 1900. (Courtesy Austin History Center, Austin Public Library.)
June 19 is known as Juneteenth Independence Day, Freedom Day, or Emancipation Day, and marks the anniversary of the abolition of slavery in Texas on June 19, 1865 and more generally throughout the Confederate South. The term is a portmanteau of “June” and “nineteenth” and commemorates the date when ...June 19 is known as Juneteenth Independence Day, Freedom Day, or Emancipation Day, and marks the anniversary of the abolition of slavery in Texas on June 19, 1865 and more generally throughout…
Wow... just wow. Flora Stewart was 117 years old when this photo was taken in New Hampshire in 1867. That means she was born in 1750. She saw this country founded and lived to see the Revolutionary War, the Civil War and the end of slavery. She saw George Washington and Abraham Lincoln as Presidents. And look at her: as regal as any Queen who ever reigned.
Thursday preceding the first Monday in August (August 3) is Emancipation Day in Bermuda, marking the day in 1834 when the Slavery Abolition Act was enacted locally, freeing the island's slaves. http://www.farmersmarketonline.com/holiday/Juneteenth.html#Emancipation_Day
Juanita Moore (Oct. 19, 1914 – Jan. 1, 2014) was an American film, TV, & stage actress. She was the fifth African American to be nominated for an Academy Award in any category, and the third in the Supporting Actress category at a time when only a single African American had won an Oscar. Moore's portrayal of the broken-hearted housekeeper Annie Johnson whose daughter passes for white in Imitation of Life (1959) won her the nomination for Best Supporting Actress.
Juneteenth is celebrated as "Freedom Day" on June 19th each year, as the anniversary of June 19th, 1865, when word finally made it to Texas slaves that they were freed by the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863. Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. http://www.juneteenth.com/
Stagecoach Mary Mary Fields, also known as Stagecoach Mary, was the first African-American woman employed as a mail carrier in the United States, driving her mail route by stagecoach from Cascade, Montana to St. Peter's Mission, Montana. When hired, she became the second American woman in all to work for the United States Postal Service. Born a slave circa 1832 in Hickman County, Tennessee. She was freed when American slavery was outlawed in 1865.
"Muhammad Ali is the epitome of a living legend. He's inspired & thrilled generations of fans around the world as an athlete & humanitarian. Throughout his life he's been one of a kind. They truly broke the mold when he was born" - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Mrs. King and her four children flew from Memphis back to Atlanta with Dr. King’s body for burial. As Dr. King’s body was being taken from the plane, there was just a moment when the family came together in the doorway. - by Harry Benson This is a powerful pic!!!
JUNETEENTH is one of the oldest Emancipation Day Celebrations, in the United States, that commemorates the events of June 18 and 19, 1865, when Union General Gordon Granger and 2,000 federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, took possession of the state and declared all enslaved people in Texas, Free. Although Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation had been issued in 1863, it had little effect on Confederate states, where African Americans continued to live in slavery until the war's end.
Juneteenth Oberlin 2012 ~ June 16, 2012 ~ Juneteenth or June 19, 1865, is considered the date when the last enslaved persons in America were freed. Although the rumors of freedom were widespread prior to this, actual emancipation did not come in Texas until June 19, almost two and a half years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, January 1, 1863. Juneteenth symbolizes the end of slavery and the beginning of freedom. ~ Oberlin, Ohio