Infographic Template Galleries

Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Several states have since issued proclamations recognizing the holiday, but the Lone Star State remains alone in granting it full state holiday status, a day when government employees have the day off. state of Texas made Juneteenth an official holiday on Jan. 1, 1980, and became the firstgrant it government .recognition Observance of Juneteenth has traditionally tended towards church-centered celebrations featuring food, fun, and a focus on self-improvement and education by guest speakers. Juneteenth was celebrated because the civil war will end two months earlier. Martin Luther King Jr. Nonetheless, supporters and celebrants of Juneteenth continue to grow in number and in diversity; today, Juneteenth is promoted not only as a commemoration of African-American freedom, but as an example and encouragement of self-development and respect for all cultures. Although initially associated with Texas and other Southern states, the Civil Rights Era and the Poor People's March to Washington in 1968, in particular, helped spread the tradition all across Americato the extent that Milwaukee and Minneapolis now host two of the largest Juneteenth celebrations in the nation. has become the African-American addendum to our national Independence Day, for, as Juneteenth jubilees remind us, the Emancipation Proclamation did not bring about emancipation, and the prevailing portrayal of Independence Day ignores the ignominious incidence of slavery entirely. Juneteenthholiday Gisselle AldanaDecember 8, 2014Block C JOSE SUCHILAND TONY CHOUP
Create Your Free Infographic!