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    Posted: Jun 20 2014 at 2:54am
I almost wanna say I first learned about it in school, but I'm not sure. 
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Originally posted by Lite Brite Lite Brite wrote:

Wait yeah I thought it was just a TX thing. But I assume most yall are talking about other states..I'm looking at what purp posted, and so why do other states celebrate it? Cause TX was the final state that made it official?


so this is even more reason to make it a much bigger deal

in San Francisco we celebrate it but most black people from here migrated from Texas, La, Arkansas...so the culture probably carried over.
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Most folks in Cali don't know about this holiday

You have to go deep into the Black neighborhoods and to any MLK street just hear about it
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Lite Brite Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun 20 2014 at 1:36am
Wait yeah I thought it was just a TX thing. But I assume most yall are talking about other states..I'm looking at what purp posted, and so why do other states celebrate it? Cause TX was the final state that made it official?


so this is even more reason to make it a much bigger deal


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Originally posted by SoutherNtellect SoutherNtellect wrote:

Originally posted by rickysrose rickysrose wrote:

explain juneteenth for non-americans (some non Americans too)


slaves didnt find out they were free til years after the Emancipation Proclamation b/c lincoln's document "freed" slaves in states he had no control over and not the ones he did.

the news to slaves in the south didnt come until years later (no twitter). hence juneteenth, the real celebration of freedom 


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anyway I feel like this needs to be a holiday that gives me a day off work.

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back home i went to the festival most years, i'm actually surprised that the festival has survived every year...i heard that a lot of states don't have celebrations.  it should get bigger though.  4th of july is NOTHING.
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I think I'd heard of Juneteenth but never understood what it was about/meant. It is not celebrated in my town either but I'm not surprised. 
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When I first heard of it...I had no idea what it was.   And what's more is that the events we went to....nobody explained.  They just played spades and ate Bar b Que like any other Pic a Nic.
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We were discussing this earlier today. I love that picture of the former slaves celebrating the holiday posing in their Sunday best.Thumbs Up



*side eying the fukk outta public school admin that didn't teach this*
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I used to love going to our Juneteenth celebration. Most of the people I know don't know the significance of Juneteeth they just went for the food, to be seen in the hottest gear and famous acts. I stopped going because I got tired of running from bullets but it's like the most anticipated event in the city for Blacks.
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