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Juneteenth
Jun 19, 2020 at 02:45 PM

The Quick Facts

  • On June 19th, 1865, Union Army General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas and delivered news of the federal order freeing the slaves.
  • Ever since, this day has been celebrated as "Juneteenth" and is gaining national popularity.
  • Initially, President Trump had planned a campaign rally on June 19th in Tulsa, Oklahoma, a site infamous for the Black Wall Street Massacre.
  • After receiving criticism, Trump's campaign team decided to postpone the rally to June 20th.

Food For Thought

On a day where Americans reflect on our national history, should we be proud of the racial progress made thus far or does recent events show us that we are nowhere near our goal?

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The New York Times

Juneteenth Is a Reminder That Freedom Wasn’t Just Handed Over

Brianna Holt
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The Washington Post

150 years later, Americans have a chance to fulfill the legacy of Juneteenth

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Fox News

Celebrating Juneteenth – Unite Americans by making it a national holiday

Alveda King
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The Wall Street Journal

Trump Talks Juneteenth, John Bolton, Economy in WSJ Interview

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