The day of the liberation of the slaves proposed to declare a national holiday USA

One outcome of the mass protests in support of the U.S. black population may be expanding calendar of national holidays. June 19 in Texas are celebrating the Day of liberation from slavery, or emancipation Day (Juneteenth). According to the representative of the state in the Senate, John Cornin, this date — “one of the most defining moments in the history of the country”, the need to make Federal, reports “Voice of America”.

Demonstrations against racism held in many U.S. cities after the assassination of African American George Floyd policeman who used the choke. “In recent weeks, Americans of all races, backgrounds and ages have joined the fight against inequality and injustice that continue to exist in our society. As the list of people and residents who were killed during the arrest by the police increases, the calls for action are becoming louder and louder,” said the Senator, in justifying his initiative.

June 19, 1865, Union troops > non-slave States entered the last stronghold of the Confederacy — the city of Galveston in Texas. The military reported that their side won in the Civil war and slaves were freed. “It’s been two and a half years before slaves in the South learned that they are free,” said the legislator, Recalling that President Abraham Lincoln banned slavery in opposing North South States on 1 January 1863.

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