Juneteenth

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Holiday Poems

.

Needs it's own greeting

like"Remember" or

"Are we free yet?" or

"Is Slavery Over?" .

.

Sounds like a growth

phase between

adolesence and young

adult. No, it is a

declaration of

humanness.

.

Juneteenth. A Lone Star

sign-off. Afram Independence

Day. Black Liberation.

A dream no longer

deferred.

.

~S~
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Author's Notes/Comments: 

June 18, 1865 - Galveston, Texas, two years after Lincoln's Emancipation Procroclamation. 

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Galveston, Texas 1865 when

Galveston, Texas June 19, 1865 when Union troops arrived residents were told slavery was ended. The Texans knew slavery was over, they had a harvest to get in first. Black Independence Day. Remember.

~S~