Vallejo gets ready for another Juneteenth celebration
This year on Saturday, June 16, many cities across the country will celebrate Juneteenth -- the 147th commemoration celebrating the delivery of good news to slaves in Galveston, Texas, who learned that slavery had been abolished two and half years earlier under the Emancipation Proclamation.
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#1 Mar 29, 2012
well class, which political party is responsible for freeing the slaves ? Which political party was Abe Lincoln in ? Why is there no outrage in the black community about black on black murder and other assorted crime ? White guilt is really white liberals that are chicken bleep and affraid of blacks and their own shadows, and they thought that if they voted for a black person, blacks wouldn't scare them anymore, how's that working for you, libs ?
#2 Mar 29, 2012
Black people speak on crime in the community all the time you just don't talk to any, so you wouldn't know what Black people is outraged about. What are you doing to help stop any crime that is going on anywhere you should go to Juneteenth and bring some of your friends and family.
#3 Mar 29, 2012
This must be another feel good propaganda to quell the tension caused by the killing of an unarmed black teen in Sanford, Florida. Ok, here's something to celebrate about after slavery was abolished in 1865:
As late as 1920, a white mob burned down the black section of Ocoee, Florida, 30 miles west of Sanford, when two "colored" men tried to vote. The two black men were killed for having gone to the polls.
The black people who survived the massacre fled. The
town remained all-white for generations. Three years later, a white mob burned and leveled the town of Rosewood, a black settlement by the Gulf of Mexico, 140 miles west of Sanford, after a white woman said a "colored" man had attacked her. It was where, a survivor said, "anything that was black or looked black was killed."
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