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Saturday, June 4, 2016

JUNE IS EMANCIPATION Month per Milwaukee Professionals Association LLC

June 4,  2016

JUNETEENTH is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of SLAVERY in the United States. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the Civil War had ended and that the enslaved were now free.  Juneteenth.com


MILWAUKEE | On January 1, 1863, the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln, a Caucasian of the Republican Party, declared through a Proclamation and Executive Order that African American - known as Negroes, Blacks and Colored People were set free. 

Yes.  Set FREE.  Released by Proclamation from Slavery.  Free of Involuntary Servitude.  In fact, the 13th Amendment was created.

Passed by Congress January 31, 1865. Ratified December 6, 1865.
Note: A portion of Article IV, section 2, of the Constitution was superseded by the 13th amendment.
Section 1.
Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.
Section 2.
Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

The news took almost 3 years to get to Galveston, Texas - African American families were still being held as slaves until General Granger came with the news.  It is also necessary to note that African American soldiers fought in the winning of the Civil War - they fought for their status of freedom.

Emancipation is a RE-BOOT.
JUNETEENTH is a new-birth Celebration. 

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