Juneteenth Observances 2021

Greetings Family,

Juneteenth is now a Federal Holiday. It commemorates the date of 19 June 1865, when 250,000 enslaved Africans in Galveston, Texas found out that they were free. They received the news 2 1/2 years after emancipation. They news came from Union Army Major General Gordon Granger .

7000 Black Troops were with General Granger when the 3rd General Order was read to free the Africans in Galveston, Texas. https://fb.watch/6eeGItD3R1 .. We honor them today !!

🌟 Image seeing 7000 black folks in Union Uniforms marching into your town and finding out you are free !!!!!


Remembering the Black Troops that fought in the civil war helps to understand the significance of Juneteenth.

https://youtu.be/pMlUkZhYtcU

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We use this day to pour libations, honor and remember our many ancestors that sacrificed in order for us to be here today.

This is the day to honor the bloodline. On this day we wear red attire, we eat red colored foods and drink red drinks. Why red ? Red symbolizes the blood shed by our enslaved ancestors.

I am adding a twist


Red - Jollof Rice, Barbecue Chicken, Watermelon , Red Velvet Cake , Red Drinks

Yellow - Macaroni and Cheese

Green - Any kind of greens


And whatever else you like !!


The Juneteenth Flag




More info here The Juneteenth flag is full of symbols. Here's what they mean | St. Louis News Headlines | kmov.com

The History of Juneteenth

https://www.oprahdaily.com/life/a32893726/what-is-juneteenth/




Find a celebration in your area or online. Be safe !!


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