I’m really glad that Juneteenth is getting so much more recognition now. The movement is making some progress.It is absolutely ridiculous that it isn’t more widely taught in schools. Happy Juneteenth Day Freedom Gift T-Shirt I’m from a very liberal area and I had never even heard of it (I’m not black obviously) up until a couple of years ago, and this was the first year I’ve really seen it on my TL, mentioned on TV, etc.Black history in general just gets fucking erased in schools.
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We didn’t learn about the Wilmington Massacre either, even though it happened in our state and was incited by our local newspaper (which still exists). I found out about that one on Wikipedia in high school. I’m black and was never taught this day either.Happy Juneteenth Day Freedom Gift T-Shirt I feel awful, though I have read many other things related to the time-period, and learned others just this wasn’t ever covered. Heck, just in the emails today, Wal-greens have beem the first to ever mention it, ever.
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I’m black and from South Carolina. My high school was half black. I learned about Juneteenth from an episode of Atlanta. But my friend in Texas, who is not black knew about it. It’s a bigger thing in Texas because it was the furthest west of the confederate states so those slaves were the last to hear of their freedom.Happy Juneteenth Day Freedom Gift T-Shirt I’m happy we’re celebrating it as a country and my job in Seattle has made it a permanent holiday but I understand why it wasn’t taught in my school because slaves in SC had been freed prior to this.