Saturday, June 14, 2014

Juneteenth Festival Celebrations - LA and San Francisco Style!

There is so much to see and do this weekend! If you are in Los Angeles, stop on by Leimert Park and celebrate their 5th Annual Juneteenth Festival! (Emancipation Proclamation) And San Francisco's 64th Annual Juneteenth Festival!
Historical Perspective:  President Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, Juan 1, 1863 - abolishing slavery in the United States.  It was during the month of June, 1865, that commemorates the abolition of slavery in the United States of Texas
(2 years after the Emancipation Proclamation. Why? Because Texas wasn't having it
After the war ended, news traveled very slowly through the Southern parts of the United States of America, African Americans were indeed,

African Americans were freed from 
 captivity - 15 generations of a people - human beings, classified as human capital, chattel
(cows, horses, pigs)
 These human beings, held in captivity, were used as labor, building what we now know as this beautiful enterprising country called America.  Come, celebrate Emancipation Proclamation - in Los Angeles and
San Francisco this weekend!
Truly, Carla 

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