The Race and Ethnic Relations on Campus Podcast Show

SHOW #52 - JUNETEENTH - A NEW FEDERAL HOLIDAY

June 24, 2021

Here is SHOW #52 - "JUNETEENTH - A NEW FEDERAL HOLIDAY." This show CELEBRATES our new Federal Holiday -- Juneteenth! On June 17th, 2021, President Joe Biden made Juneteenth a federal holiday so that ALL AMERICANS can have the day off to remember, reflect, and CELEBRATE the actual FREEDOM which happened to African Americans. It was June 19th, 1865 when the last enslaved Black people received news from Union soldiers in Galveston, Texas about FREEDOM for all blacks. This was two and half years after the Emancipation Proclamation freeing slaves in the Southern States. In this podcast, I highlight the history and pose the question that this should be a MAJOR CELEBRATION like the Mardi Gras of New Orleans in which there could be floats, parties, and events where all folks of all backgrounds CELEBRATE. This is a JOYOUS new FEDERAL HOLIDAY which celebrates all Americans rights, liberty and FREEDOM! What do you think? Send me an email at: ejb678@gmail.com  . 

 

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