#Juneteenth recognized by more states, companies as a holiday

June 19 marks the day the last enslaved African Americans learned of their emancipation in Galveston, Texas, months after the Civil War ended 155 year ago. 364 Comments Add a public comment... The Black Car Guy 9 minutes ago They never officially taught about this holiday in U.S. history class. That's why it's a "new thing." Better late than never, I guess. Happy Juneteenth! 15 Sylvia Brooks Funchess 12 minutes ago "I regret that I have but one life to give for my country." Last words spoken before being hung by the Britain as a traitor to England. An American Hero, Nathaniel Hale is Shackled with his hands cuffed behind his back, at City Hall park, in New York City.. "Free Nathaniel Hale." 5

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