Juneteenth celebrates African-America...

Juneteenth celebrates African-American freedom, roots

There are 3 comments on the Richmond Times-Dispatch story from Jun 16, 2011, titled Juneteenth celebrates African-American freedom, roots. In it, Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that:

"I do order and declare that all persons held as slaves within said designated States, and parts of states, are, and henceforward shall be free" Celebrations began almost as soon as word got out on New Year's Day in 1863 that President Abraham Lincoln had signed the Emancipation Proclamation, which contained those words.

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CaptainRight

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#1 Jun 16, 2011
Yeah. And what else did Lincoln say about blacks?

CaptainRight

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#3 Jun 16, 2011
The Pagans wrote:
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#4 Jun 17, 2011
Geeeez, you wouldn't think they were free talking to them today.

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