Happy Juneteenth

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    Juneteenth 2012: When Did Slavery Really End?


    Though President Abraham Lincoln ended slavery with the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863, slaves in Texas had no knowledge of their freedom until two and a half years later. On June 19, 1865, Union soldiers arrived in Galveston and declared the end of the Civil War, with General Granger reading aloud a special decree that ordered the freeing of some 200,000 slaves in the state.

    Because of the delay, many African Americans started a tradition of celebrating the actual day slavery ended on June 19 (also known as Juneteenth). But for some, their cheers were short-lived. Thanks to the South's lucrative prison labor system and a deceptive practice called debt peonage, a kind of neo-slavery continued for some blacks long into the 1940s. The question then arises: When did African Americans really claim their freedom?
     
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    Shut your filthy rasist piehole, lair.
     
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    gee no answers?

    Oh well sometimes black history gets ignored by people who find it uncomfortable.

    Now you will know why some blacks celibrate this day
     
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    Stick a Food Stamp in that lair, rasist piehole of yours asswipe.
     
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    A Republican freed the African Americans?

    OMG!

    However will TruthMocker spin that?
     
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    And look what Nixon did for minorities.
    Dumbmatters is probably unaware....

    The GOP has done more for minorities historically than the DNC ever did.
     
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    Yes it was a republican cali.

    back when republicans were the party I would have been a member of.


    what we have left now with the republican party is a crumpled shell of a racist insane asylum.


    You guys really fuclked up a once great party.

    why did you do that?
     
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    Bush did it.
     
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    Which of us guys on USMB "fuclked" up the party?

    Be specific.
     
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    Easy. It was that or let your worthless ass in.
     

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