Juneteenth Officially A Federal Holiday

Juneteenth is A Federal Holiday “What Does that mean for Black People in America

President Joe Biden has officially made Juneteenth a Federal Holiday which is showing the United States as a nation is beginning to acknowledge it’s sketchy past. As a native Texan I didn’t heard about Juneteenth until I was a teenager and heard my maternal grandmother talking about her yearly Juneteenth festive.

Flashback to the hot summer of June 19, 1865 one hundred and fifty-six years ago the slaves in Texas finally receive the message they were legally free after 2 and a half years after President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation of 1865.

Have you heard the saying “Don’t Killer the Messenger” well this is literally what was happening to Black Africans enslaved in Texan after the “American Civil War” every soldier sent by federal government was murder.

Finally a man they couldn’t kill “Gordon Granger” a Union Soldier delivered the message in Galveston, Texas June 19, 1865 saying that all the people were free. The United States recognizing it’s inhuman past could be a move in the right direction which is the descendants of the US Africans slaves receiving reparations.

Happy Juneteenth

Published by Ms Tangela Stephens

"Hello" Thanks for reading my bio. I am Tangela Stephens a college graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Applied Arts Science and a minor in communications. I grew up in a small town in Southeast Texas and for fun I loved watching talking shows and that developed my passion for interesting stories. My twin sister and I would do interviews with each using our radio cassette tape recorder so that is how my interviewing skills got started .(LOL) My greatest accomplishment was winning the Miss Texas American Dream pageant and going on to compete in Miss American Dream Pageant in Las Vegas, Nevada. That lead me to many opportunities to act in music videos, television appearances, and being feature in magazines and news articles. In my media career I worked in the television production studio at my church, and as a radio co-host with local radio stations. When I am not blogging or vlogging about things that interested me you can find me at my day job or side hustle, and possible trying to figure out a way to travel to a new place I want to see. Lastly, I almost forgot to mention the best thing in my life. I am currently engaged to my best friend and soulmate Tobi Dollar. Our online friendship turned romantic and developed into something serious and we plan to get married very soon. Subscribe to my blog I guarantee to keep you interested and entrained. xoxox

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