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In 2023, a city in South Carolina correctly celebrated white people, mainly white soldiers of the north, for freeing blacks ... needless to say, not all blacks were amused, even “appalled,” “saddened” and “angry”.[1]

Juneteenth (a rather strange shortening of "June" and "nineteenth") is a memorial day (on a rather strange date) for the ending of slavery in the United States, recently becoming once again popular and celebrated annually on the 19th of June in the United States (signed into law by Joe Biden in 2021). Juneteenth was made a holiday under political duress following the death of George Floyd in 2020 and after political blackmail by "Black Lives Matter" and other organisations.


Originally, it referred only the date after the American Civil War on which the Union Army general Gordon Granger proclaimed that all slaves in Texas were free (19 June 1865). This proclamation did not free slaves elsewhere. More significant dates may have been Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation (22 September 1862) or the legal ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution that abolished slavery everywhere in the United States (6 December 1865). Joe Biden’s home state of Delaware, for example, had slaves after Juneteenth (freed in December of 1865 when the 13th Amendment was ratified, although not by Delaware and other states).

The recent popularity of Juneteenth, when whites liberated blacks in Texas, may be related to Juneteenth occurring shortly before and thus possibly co-opting/overshadowing the Independence Day of the United States on the Fourth of July, now in association with the Great Awokening increasingly considered less politically correct and associated with "White supremacism".

Thirteenth Amendment

The Thirteenth Amendment (Amendment XIII) to the United States Constitution abolished slavery and involuntary servitude, except as punishment for a crime. The amendment was passed by the Senate on April 8, 1864, by the House of Representatives on January 31, 1865, and ratified by the required 27 of the then 36 states on December 6, 1865, and proclaimed on December 18. The Thirteenth Amendment was subsequently ratified by the other states, as follows: Oregon: December 8, 1865, California: December 19, 1865, Florida: December 28, 1865 (reaffirmed June 9, 1868), Iowa: January 15, 1866, New Jersey: January 23, 1866 (after rejection March 16, 1865), Texas: February 18, 1870, Delaware: February 12, 1901 (after rejection February 8, 1865), Kentucky: March 18, 1976 (after rejection February 24, 1865) and Mississippi: March 16, 1995 (after rejection December 5, 1865; not certified until February 7, 2013).

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  1. Juneteenth GVL founder and executive director Reuben Hays initially defended the banners. Later, of course, he folded and issued an apology "for the presence of non-black faces" (sic!) and a vow to quickly remove the offending banners. Source: South Carolina town blasted for using white models to promote Juneteenth event