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Juneteenth 2021

National Holiday Juneteenth 2021

“NOW, THEREFORE, I, JOSEPH R. BIDEN JR., President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim June 19, 2021, as Juneteenth Day of Observance.  I call upon the people of the United States to acknowledge and celebrate the end of the Civil War and the emancipation of Black Americans, and commit together to eradicate systemic racism that still undermines our founding ideals and collective prosperity.”

Juneteenth Recognitions – June 19th, 2021 

From the Arizona Diamondbacks, Time 05:12

Lift Every Voice – Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church Mass Choir 

June 19th, 2021

From the Arizona Diamondbacks, Time 01:56

Origins of Juneteenth

IMAGES: The Emancipation Proclamation (page 1-5)

President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, as the nation approached its third year of bloody civil war. The proclamation declared “that all persons held as slaves” within the rebellious states “are, and henceforward shall be free.”

Source: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration

IMAGE:
Joint Resolution Proposing
the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, 01/31/1865–01/31/1865
 
Source: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration

IMAGE: General Order No. 3, issued by Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger, June 19, 1865.

The order was written in a volume beginning on one page and continuing to the next.

Source: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration

Past Juneteenth Celebrations – Coming Soon!

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