- Nov 1, 2015
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Do you own a fucking map? If not can you Google one? Do you know where Galveston, Texas is? What method would slaves know of the Emancipation Proclamation? Rumor? Word of mouth? Do you think that would impress the slave owners to just let them wander off?Sounds like some Shitty Texas slave owners refused to accept they were on the wrong side of history. The right has been making the same mistake over and over and over again acting like they have lost something if a black man gets the same thing they have.No matter how you slice it, this is grotesque patronization of Negroes.
Depending on your preferences, slavery either ended in January1863 with the signing of the Proclamation, or when the 13th Amendment was ratified. Juneteenth is nothing more than the day when some "enslaved persons" in Texas found out about the Emancipation Proclamation. No doubt it made them happy, but its relevance to anyone living today is non-existent.
Galveston had telegraph capability in 1860 however...during the war telegraph lines were cut, hacked into and often recievers could not be sure if the message was from friend or foe... real or disinformation.
Why would any Confederate allow such information over a telegraph line in the first place?
It is not like Lincoln would be sending a telegraph to every plantation owner in Texas, telling them their slaves were to be freed.
Thank you very much for your completely useless and misleading contribution.
You didnt quite get my point did you? if you read the article you would understand that telegraphs were not exactly reliable.... which actually kind of supports your position.
That's completely irrelevant as no Yankee could send a telegram to Galveston. Did you not read my post showing how ridiculous your comment was?