The Truth About July 4th

As many African American Families across the United States celebrate today (July 4th) as the Federal Holiday commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence in 1776 many of us must face an hard truth. Slavery wasn't abolished in this country still 1865, nearly 89 years later. While our slave masters was celebrating their freedom from European influence and independence our ancestors we was still picking cotton on plantations. The Black Community in recognizing the  immense importance of understanding this fact have regarded July 19th as the day of celebration. 

On January 31, 1865, and ratified on December 6, 1865, the 13th amendment abolished slavery in the United States and provides that "Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, shall exist within the United States. But on June 19th, also known as Juneteenth Independence Day or Freedom Day the abolition of slavery in the former Confederacy (U.S. State of Texas) emancipated African-American and thus truly marking the end of slavery in this country, well atleast on paper. Lets educate each other and continue to learn about what our ancestors had to grow through, we can not forget our past.

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