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June 19th is celebrated for the emancipation of slaves in the United States. Read about its history and resurgence as a cultural milestone!


Juneteenth, also known as Emancipation Day, is an annual celebration in the United States recognizing the freedom of slaves at the end of the American Civil War. The celebration has become increasingly recognized throughout the United States in the past 20 years, and was officially made a federal holiday just yesterday. Prior to this week, 49 of the 50 states had an official legal observation of Juneteenth, multiple resolutions in Congress were passed recognizing June 19th as Juneteenth Independence Day, and the past three presidents all made statements acknowledging it as a day of celebration.


In recognition of tomorrow’s celebration, DeviantArt would like to share some of Juneteenth’s history with you!

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History

Juneteenth

The name Juneteenth is a portmanteau of the date chosen for the celebration, June 19th, and the date was chosen for the day General Order No. 3 was announced in Texas. Officially, slavery had been outlawed by federal law in 1863 by President Lincoln, but because enforcing that law was dependent on the advancement of Union troops—and because of Texas’s geographic distance from most of the states of the Union—it wasn’t until June 19th, 1865, that the law was delivered to Texas, the last of the slave states.


General Order No. 3 decreed that all slaves are free, though slavery was still legal and practiced in some states until the 13th Amendment was ratified, abolishing slavery nationwide. Despite this, Juneteenth celebrations focus on the freedom of slaves in the US based on the delivery of General Order No. 3 specifically because celebrations of Juneteenth began in Texas.

Cultural Resurgence

Juneteenth spread elsewhere across the US in the decades that followed, primarily tied to food festivals, but it has seen a heavy resurgence in popularity since the 1970s, initially in the wake of focus on African American freedom and arts, and more recently in the wake of protests and rallies relating to the Black Lives Matter movement. From a legal standpoint, Juneteenth was first recognized as a state holiday in Texas in 1980, and has been recognized at the state level across the nation in the 41 years since then.

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Until this year, Juneteenth was not federally recognized as an official holiday. There were increasing pushes for it to be recognized as a holiday, including a number of resolutions in Congress, but was officially signed into law as a federal holiday on June 17th, 2021. At the state level prior to 2021, Texas, Virginia, New York, and New Jersey made Juneteenth a paid day of leave for state employees, and only South Dakota did not have state-level recognition of Juneteenth as a day of celebration.

Your Thoughts

  1. Have you celebrated Juneteenth before? If so, what was most memorable about it to you?

  2. For international deviants, do you know of similar celebrations of historical events around liberation in your area? If so, share about them in your comment!

June 2020 - Illustration 4: Happy Juneteenth!

Though we look to the past in celebration of Juneteenth, it is important to also look forward to the future and what can be done to combat injustice. Join us in July for a series of weekly articles with Trap Heals, the creative agency representing Black Lives Matter, covering their thoughts of the present and what to watch out for and work toward in the future.

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I'm now making a confession now, I'm now against the new upcoming movie for the sake of the future of Nickelodeon and to my loyalty to this LH/CG franchise because since February 5, 2019, this incomprehensible and unforgiveable decision made by the current network management and the officials at the now remerged ViacomCBS because they sold a movie based on one of my favorite shows to an online competitor that barely makes money and refuses to give numbers to the public. We demand ViacomCBS a sudden change of mind and a significant change to their streaming strategy like focusing The Loud House franchise exclusive to Paramount Plus by moving the upcoming movie to both Nick and Paramount rather than to other rivals and I'm saying it too as well to other Nick shows that have movies, spin-offs, and specials like Invader Zim, TMNT, Avatar: The Last Airbender, and of course Spongebob; selling them to other rivals it's not fair for me and for the others whose opposed as well. Look at Disney and CN they have different strategies in streaming even tho I don't count the Animaniacs reboot on Hulu. I need this to share this change petition even at the last minute to demand a fair competition and fair treatment in the franchise, please not everyone is affordable to pay for more streaming especially if u stack another price of Paramount Plus it's not affordable with another rival. I'm threatening to leave DV and not gonna post anything anymore when the new movie opens unless u move the movie itself to either Nick or Paramount Plus or both altogether. Help me spread this petition or else I'm leave this of this loyalty of this franchise altogether. Nickelodeon has always have me to brought me there to discover this perfect show and this later successful spin-off since it's premiere in May 2016 and now it's ruined by the forces of big tech that never carry the original show thru 3rd party syndication sales but they bought the movie without the show's streaming rights as an unusual but not acceptable mistake. The rebellion is the beginning, help me stop the forces of big tech to stop the creative destruction of the Nickelodeon brand itself bring the upcoming movie back to it's rightful owners.

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Guys, here we are with a problem that I have very big, it happened that we forgot to cancel the internet at home but we did not succeed and we received 7 bills to pay, I'm doing my best to be able to solve this debt I have, 3 bills I paid for them but there are 3 left for now, soon I'm paying the fourth bill.

In that week I decided to sell 2 items that we no longer use, it would be electronic items: laptop and Playstation 2, I wanted to sell them both for $ 150.

Everything ok I put up for sale Playstation 2 all regular, the next day I receive an email from a French lady who speaks Italian in my language ... it seemed a bit strange but ok and I continue on, I answered her calmly and I given the phone number to contact her directly easily between the messages (she sent me her photo, number with her ID, street etc.).

Everything was ok when her husband answered me saying "we pay your home delivery", I didn't know about this thing and from there I thought "okay he's a scammer, ok he wanted it" in practice I gave her the data and my card that I no longer use it because I was only using it to pay the installments of my mobile phone and now I won't need it anymore, after a while I receive an email written in bold "Ivory Coast" GUYS I HAVE DONE IT IS THE SCAMMER , I read the email received and I received a phone call that replied "we have paid the money, but you have to add 87 $ to release the money we pay you" I am incredulous I answer him "unfortunately I don't have 87 $" and he with a lot of arrogance she replies "you have to understand that you have to pay 87 $ within thirty minutes" and I calmly answer you without any problem "honestly, I don't have any first of all we are paying the debts I have, second thing we are in economic difficulty and third thing I don't have a job, if you want you can wait in 2 months "and from there he closed the call.

Guys the moral of the story is that they lost because my card is empty and I haven't used it for a long time, I'm imagining their faces wanting to take the money and instead they guessed an innocent one without the money :D


PS: The nice thing that his wife found on Facebook is that she is leading a good life, however I would have thought I would send them not coins but a nice letter of complaint.

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