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Friday, June 19, 2020

Historical Quotes and Points ...

  • The First Man to Fall in the Revolutionary War was a Black Man."
  • "When the Union encampments went up in the South, Black Men ran to the encampments to join the Fight for their Freedom."
  • Galveston, Texas is the Birthplace of Juneteenth. The holiday known as Juneteenth, honors the day in 1865 when more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation became official in 1863, Union General Gordon Granger came to Galveston to announce the liberation of enslaved people in Texas. A nine-foot-tall statue of Granger is visible when driving along Broadway Avenue J, one of Galveston’s busiest streets.
  • Tulsa, Oklahoma, 1921, the scene of the worst Black massacre, burned out a financially successful Black community known as Black Wall Street. Ten thousand were made homeless.
  • Juneteenth 2020: the President of the United States threatens those coming to Tulsa where Juneteenth was being celebrated with implied violence. and where the President insisted on scheduling a political rally in the midst of the 2020 Pandemic. "It's madness to let this event go forward," said one medical professional.

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