The original organized celebrations of freedom in Texas occurred on January 1, 1866. A variety of events were held in towns, statewide. Examples: Freedmen in Galveston, Texas held a program titled, “Emancipation Celebration by Colored Persons”; freedmen in Huntsville, Texas … Continue reading Understanding Juneteenth: Starting Point
Texas public schools are arguably the primary source of misinformation about how Juneteenth actualized. Here are three examples of their current standard lessons: Juneteenth – June 19, celebrated as the day on which Union General Gordon Granger landed at Galveston … Continue reading Meet Juneteenth’s diminishers: Texas Schoolbooks
One of Juneteenth’s most prolific distortions is that June 19, 1865 marks the day slavery ended in the United States. This falsehood is continuously promoted by Juneteenth advocates in and out of Texas, including the United State Congress. When worded … Continue reading Juneteenth: What some say happened, didn’t
Here’s a well kept secret. Galveston’s Freedmen were forced back into slavery hours after they were emancipated, according to nineteenth century news reports and records. “About fifty negroes were this morning, taken by the Federals and sent under guard to … Continue reading After Juneteenth: 3 More Months of Slavery
August 2, 2009 became a memorable tar hill day when North Carolina’s legislature crafted an impressive piece of Juneteenth hocus-pocus. Unknowingly, their flim-flam backfired immediately, although to this day, they still may not know it. On that day, this diabolical … Continue reading Has the news reached North Carolina?
These topics and more will be addressed when we get around to it. Check back periodically, sign-up for notifications, OR be studious. Do your own research. Juneteenth’s predecessor – the day the White Folks ran away. Accidental Heroes – Juneteenth’s Black soldiers were supposed to be somewhere else. How Juneteenth’s sacrament (watermelon) became Black America’s pariah. Ashton Villa – Galveston’s marvelous tourist trap. Not-knowing was not the reason behind the 2 1/2 year delay. Continue reading Future Topics