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Juneteenth Becomes a National Holiday
"June 19th is now officially of federal holiday. You're gonna see me dancing in the street. I tell you, I'm so happy. I don't know what to do. That's 94 year old Opal Lee affectionately referred to as the grandmother of Juneteenth. She's pushed for the day to become a national holiday for years, and now it is at a White House signing ceremony, Li described a momentous day of June 19th. 18 65 General Gordon Granger, um, made his way. To Galveston, with some 7000 colored troops they were from Illinois was in New York, and he had and Red General Order number three. That said that all the slaves were free for slaves in Texas. The news that they were free came 2.5 years after President Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation and two months after Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered at a town called Appomattox Courthouse, Virginia in signing the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act, President Biden said the importance of this day must never be forgotten by making Juneteenth a federal holiday. All Americans can feel the power of this day and learn from our history. Celebrate progress and grapple. The distance. We come With additions we have to travel because, says the president, this is not just a day of remembrance and reckoning. It's a time to repair racial divisions. This is his day profound in my view, profound weight and profound power. Day in which remember The moral stain the terrible toll. Slavery took on the country. And continues to take its also a day, says House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for
Juneteenth: A Celebration of Freedom
"Many people think slavery ended on the day. Abraham lincoln issued the emancipation proclamation in january eighteen. Sixty three but it actually took more than two and a half years for it to become official throughout all of the confederate states. Our correspondent pamela. Kirkland calls up. He's a museum specialists in oral history at the national museum of african american history and culture in washington. Dc to explain a bit more about the history of the holiday. We'll just start with what is juneteenth. June taint juneteenth this great day that is celebrated because on june nineteen eighteen. Sixty five general. Gordon granger arrived in galveston texas with order numbers sri announcing that the enslaved were now free this is important because although the emancipation proclamation had been signed in eighteen sixty three it had a little to no impact almost of the enslaved throughout the south. Because if there weren't union soldiers there to enforce it it literally. Nothing in did not change of your life if you were enslaved human being in texas. Which was the westernmost state. There was very little union presence throughout the war so it was as if nothing had happened in fact there were slave owners. He moved west to continue. The practice of slavery moved to texas for that purpose so this day this was a big day. He arrived with almost two thousand troops. Some of whom were united states colored troops and they enforced this order. What what kind of the history. Of june teeth in the legacy. It's only recently really bad. It's become more widely known. Yes i well. It started in texas so immediately a year. After this announcement they have the first juneteenth In texas in houston. The african americans their a saved up. Money and bought land is specifically for this purpose that became emancipation park and it was practiced throughout texas In also places like oklahoma is started to slowly spread with the great migration in which you see different ways so it was celebrated through the turn of the century than it waned a little. Then you see it's coming back after the after world war two then. There was another big boost after the civil rights era after the sixties. What are some of the exhibits that highlight juneteenth And demands pation. We have an entire gallery devoted to slavery and freedom so there you will find of of many artifacts relating to we have the actual copy of Mation for example we have of many artifacts related to the underground railroad movement. Things that belong to harriet tubman such as show in our
"gordon granger" Discussed on Little News Ears
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"gordon granger" Discussed on WTH Podcast
"I didn't. Make any posts on facebook Angie. I don't think people should take off if it becomes. I think it'd be a David Service away. Oh okay. Says you know especially in? So I think there should be a bad service for for white males LEMME LEMme. Make something real clear to you. If you if you really want white people to get behind June team, they gotta have. Bad enough to juggle. Skiing Mlk Day. June team should be their service to white men and Casey. Be a of service for white women says they benefit from civil rights more than anybody. They have in having ship-back so I've never had a job where I got Martin Luther King. Day Off Nether. I mean either. Construction will when I worked for the large construction company we did because. There's a federal holiday. It was a federal holiday, so no nothing was open, right? It's a federal holiday, but working in media, I worked every every them. I never I always take it off regardless either way. If I'm working, I'm not necessarily work makes makes perfect sense. Shana! Collie who. Who is on twitter? She's A. She's a TV writer. She tweets had a dream where June. TNT got gentrified Cinco de Maya. Style and White Frat guys wearing to Shakey's to bar hop and drunkenly sing stuff like Wade in the water. That's right. That's exactly why. Is Service. and. This is exactly why should be a day of service. I thought that was amazing. Turn into Saint Patrick's Day. Pretty much. Yeah. Now I went to snoop's for this next thing because it's very snow, psy did trump brag that he made June t the very famous. Yes? Yes, he did. That is a correct attribution. According slopes on June nineteenth eighteen, sixty five over two months after this render of confederate General Robert Lee. Army at Apple Matic's courthouse. Union Major General Gordon Granger. As leader of the Union force sent to squash pockets of confederate resistance in Faraway Texas issued a decree, saying the people of Texas are informed that in accordance with the proclamation from the executive of the United States leaves are free. This involves an absolute quality, personal rights and rights of property between former masters and slaves, and the connection here to four, existing between them, becomes that between employer and hired Labor. Now it's been celebrated locally in black communities across America since eighteen sixty five, as the day when the news of a man's patient reached the furthest pockets of slavery in Post Civil, War America but awareness has been hampered. Mostly because we don't learn about it. No one learns about it in school. Never came up. And we. Go on Jason as. Cabanas still watching, but my buddy band I worked with them at USAA and I'm not sure what it was. Like, told me about June teen, or was on the calendar and I asked I asked what what's. What's the stated? Because USAA was on the calendar. That we have is June t there's. What's this, but that was in my mid twenties. And I. Thought, I knew black. I was way more reasons than that and and I. Don't recall if I heard about it. When black lives matter I popped is a thing or if it was something that Korea made me aware of it was one of those two, and it was probably. Maybe five years ago, four or five years ago, before that I'd never even heard of it, and actually I had to be honest. I didn't know about it until I got out here and in. My friends in the military that were from. Texas S ICAGO. They were the ones that told me about it and ever since I learned about it been member like okay. Yeah. USA San Antonio. That's why they on a calendar. Yeah, well, trump was asked and Wall Street Journal interview. Did you move your rally off June? Eighteenth? Can you talk about why you did that? And he said well I did that out of respect, because I had to African American friends and supporters and most people, and I went to a lot of people they didn't. They hadn't heard the term June eighteenth in. We're in the reporter said. Do you know what that was? He said. I did something good I made it famous. I Made June eighteenth very famous, it's actually an important event. It's an important time, but nobody had heard of it. Very few people have heard of it actually a young African American secret service agent knew what it was. I had political people who had no idea. Did you ever hear of June teeth before? The A communications director Elissa Farris at I didn't from last year when that White House put out a statement, trump said Oh really. We put out a statement. The trump white. House put out a statement and she replied yes..
"gordon granger" Discussed on AP News
"The role of union general Gordon Granger read the general order that was delivered on June nineteenth eighteen sixty five more than two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation all slaves are free I'm Jennifer king president trump tells politico mail in ballots are the biggest risk to his reelection he sees his chances hinging on whether he could successfully blocked efforts to make mail in voting easier this campaign is spending millions of dollars on the numerous suits which he says quote if we don't win those lawsuits I think I think it puts the election at risk health officials say voting by mail will reduce the spread of the corona virus but trump claims without citing evidence that it could lead to fraud trump also frames a pandemic as a us verses them in a fundraising email he writes they hate me they hate you they hate rallies and it's all because they hate the idea of making America great again he says people concerned about his rally in Tulsa are trying to cope with shame his supporters three Major League Baseball clubs close their practice facilities after players in others test positive or show symptoms of the corona virus the Philadelphia Phillies say five players tested positive for covert nineteen the Toronto Blue Jays shuttered their sighted Dunedin Florida after a player showed symptoms San Francisco Giants facility in Scottsdale Arizona was shut down this is a P. news an update on the corona virus from the World Health Organization the pandemic is accelerating more than one hundred fifty thousand new cases of Corbett nineteen would be ported to WGSN day the most in a single day so far Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says nearly half of the newly reported cases were from the Americas Florida is one of a number of states seeing big jumps in cases governor Ron DeSantis as young adults are showing positive last week the median age of all the positive tests in the state of Florida was thirty seven the state is allowed bars restaurants and some theme parks to reopen and since then the cases have spiked more than thirty eight hundred new confirmed cases on Friday I'm timid wire AP news president trump is going ahead with a campaign rally in Tulsa Oklahoma Saturday despite pleas from health officials in the state to delay it until the region has a better handle on the corona virus officials expect a crowd of one hundred thousand people or more in downtown Tulsa trump will speak inside to be okay center as well as at an outdoor stage attendees will be offered hand sanitizers and masks but White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany says she won't be wearing one it's a personal decision I'm tested regularly I feel that it's safe for me not to be wearing a mask the president's detractors have also been demonstrating in Tulsa the Reverend al Sharpton spoke at a Juneteenth rally Friday night great where everybody on Ben Thomas the worst racing season begins in New York today with the Belmont Stakes for the first time the triple crown starts with the Belmont Stakes because of the corona virus and it's a shortened course one in eight miles the first time since nineteen twenty five it won't be it's usual gruel and one and a half miles no owners or fans are allowed at the track that usually caps attendance at ninety thousand the New York racing association so Patrick McKenna tells ESPN WABC it will be different it's a different.
"gordon granger" Discussed on AP News
"Juneteenth is being celebrated with renewed vigor and the protests against police brutality and a national reassessment of systemic racism in many cities marches and rallies are being held before the traditional cookouts and picnics in the park in New York Brooklyn borough president Eric Adams addressed the crowd at the Juneteenth freedom day rally it must come to a realization in this country in Atlanta crowds gathered in centennial park to listen to music before marched to the Georgia state capitol in Galveston Texas the Reverend Stephen Duncan re enacting the role of union general Gordon Granger read the general order that was delivered on 6/19/1865 more than 2.5 years after the Emancipation Proclamation all slaves are free I'm Jennifer king
America marks Juneteenth as protests bring new attention
"Juneteenth is being celebrated with renewed vigor and the protests against police brutality and a national reassessment of systemic racism in many cities marches and rallies are being held before the traditional cookouts and picnics in the park in New York Brooklyn borough president Eric Adams addressed the crowd at the Juneteenth freedom day rally it must come to a realization in this country in Atlanta crowds gathered in centennial park to listen to music before marched to the Georgia state capitol in Galveston Texas the Reverend Stephen Duncan re enacting the role of union general Gordon Granger read the general order that was delivered on June nineteenth eighteen sixty five more than two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation all slaves are free I'm Jennifer king
"gordon granger" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"Union soldiers major general Gordon Granger landed on Galveston island with two thousand union troops stood at the headquarters district of Texas in Galveston and read general order number three informing the people of Texas that in accordance with the proclamation from the executive of the United States all slaves are free again June nineteenth eighteen sixty five which would have been more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation but they were told that day that they were free two years more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation well now we're fighting over masks because we needed something new to fight about I don I listen I'm okay I think we've talked about our philosophies on masks before to me it's an annoyance and I don't like up if I'm exercising it's I don't like it at all and I haven't worn one weapon exercise if I go off now runners there like that I can't run with that on no and I can barely breathe on my runs as it is I mean I've seen people that Nick knows the staircase of talk with there's a staircase hundred eighty steps on this one staircase just in a weird place in our neighborhood yeah and there are firefighters I know who'll wear tanks and masks while they're doing it on purpose right there working out training I'm wearing a mask when you don't have to where you're working out as a frustrating endeavor and potentially dangerous depending on your lung capacity like a champ but they're not selling you to do that they said if you're working out outdoors or whatever you don't need to wear that the race but and you've been you've witnessed this as well people will give it our minds it's a it's this weird thing it's like this mask is now a symbol of your ideology I guess if if if you're not having about it some people are wearing their masks like badges of honor well the route of some people are wearing masks to oppose him just write a five their opposition to a trump presidency yeah okay that doesn't help anything it does not help with yeah if you're wearing a mask because of your political ideology you're a moron if you're wearing a mask because you believe it's going to help keep people healthy okay that's fine that's what you and I have said from the beginning you know I'm not a doctor I don't know if this mask is helping I don't know if it's keeping people around me safe but if there's a small chance that it is I'm gonna wear the damn thing it doesn't cost you a lot of so it is it's not a political statement if your if your business said eight that the masks of taken on politics if your business has a sign in it that says no entry without wearing a mask okay that's fine you're not anti business yeah I I just know that in the order that came out yesterday from the governor was again I don't understand why you do this three months into this but the order that came out says you have to wear a mask when you're inside any public space or waiting in.
"gordon granger" Discussed on Squawk Pod
"We observe June team alongside millions of other Americans. It's a one hundred fifty five year old holiday commemorating the day enslaved African Americans learned of their freedom on this day June nineteenth in eighteen sixty five major. General Gordon Granger of the Union army arrived in Galveston Texas and informed the enslaved black population that the civil war had ended, and slavery had been abolished eighteen, sixty five. That's over two years after president. Lincoln's emancipation proclamation took effect. Texas on the other confederate states ignored the proclamation, and in doing so submitted enslaved African Americans to thirty extra months of uncompensated labor and inhumane treatment this. This day the day honoring the reinstatement of freedom that should have never been taken away the day that freedom was lawful, and yet still withheld represents many Americans, the difference between the ideals of the American dream and the reality for black people in this country, the June team holiday has largely been observed by the US black population wall, and efforts to make June Tiv a national holiday have fallen short in Congress as twenty twenty, though forty seven states and the District of Columbia have all passed legislation recognizing June Tepe as either a state holiday or a day of observance this year. Corporate America is also making president. Several large companies are honoring the day as a paid holiday for employees, Google. Uber General Motors Ford J. P. Morgan Nike and others are observing team today CNBC reporter Gene Wells reported today from once center of Commerce. That's also marking this special day. All the dockworkers at all twenty nine West Coast ports, including here at the largest largest port complex in the country are taking an eight hour work stoppage today for June teeth and up at the port of Oakland, where the local is seventy five percent black. They are going to have a a march and a caravan as local President Trent. Willis says there is systemic racism at times still even within the Union we've had <hes> incidents of hanging nooses. That we sense addressed. And just just here and there we've had some some evidence of systemic racism. Showing its ugly head. Here, where we work every day, Corporate America is all in on this saying that June teeth will be paid permanent holiday including target, which will pay working employees, today, time and a half. Other companies are still open, but canceling meetings like Amazon, which will offer workers, a variety of opportunities online to reflect on the day and GM where in many plants the work will continue, they will stop for eight minutes and forty six seconds in recognition of the death of George. Floyd one note about the ports guys in this union dockworkers are allowed one work stoppage a month. They are all happening to take it together today
Juneteenth: People are hungry for change
"We observe June team alongside millions of other Americans. It's a one hundred fifty five year old holiday commemorating the day enslaved African Americans learned of their freedom on this day June nineteenth in eighteen sixty five major. General Gordon Granger of the Union army arrived in Galveston Texas and informed the enslaved black population that the civil war had ended, and slavery had been abolished eighteen, sixty five. That's over two years after president. Lincoln's emancipation proclamation took effect. Texas on the other confederate states ignored the proclamation, and in doing so submitted enslaved African Americans to thirty extra months of uncompensated labor and inhumane treatment this. This day the day honoring the reinstatement of freedom that should have never been taken away the day that freedom was lawful, and yet still withheld represents many Americans, the difference between the ideals of the American dream and the reality for black people in this country, the June team holiday has largely been observed by the US black population wall, and efforts to make June Tiv a national holiday have fallen short in Congress as twenty twenty, though forty seven states and the District of Columbia have all passed legislation recognizing June Tepe as either a state holiday or a day of observance this year. Corporate America is also making president. Several large companies are honoring the day as a paid holiday for employees, Google. Uber General Motors Ford J. P. Morgan Nike and others are observing team today CNBC reporter Gene Wells reported today from once center of Commerce. That's also marking this special day. All the dockworkers at all twenty nine West Coast ports, including here at the largest largest port complex in the country are taking an eight hour work stoppage today for June teeth and up at the port of Oakland, where the local is seventy five percent black. They are going to have a a march and a caravan as local President Trent. Willis says there is systemic racism at times still even within the Union we've had incidents of hanging nooses. That we sense addressed. And just just here and there we've had some some evidence of systemic racism. Showing its ugly head. Here, where we work every day, Corporate America is all in on this saying that June teeth will be paid permanent holiday including target, which will pay working employees, today, time and a half. Other companies are still open, but canceling meetings like Amazon, which will offer workers, a variety of opportunities online to reflect on the day and GM where in many plants the work will continue, they will stop for eight minutes and forty six seconds in recognition of the death of George. Floyd one note about the ports guys in this union dockworkers are allowed one work stoppage a month. They are all happening to take it together today
Companies and state governments celebrate Juneteenth, giving workers the day off
"Today is June eighteenth a June. Nineteenth commemorates the ending of slavery. In the US the origin of the holiday comes from June nineteen, eighteen, sixty, five, when General Gordon Granger of the Union army, arrived with soldiers in Galveston Texas and told enslaved African Americans their the civil war had ended, and they were free more than two years after President Lincoln had signed the emancipation proclamation. June teeth is now celebrated in black communities across the US, and some have called for it to become a national holiday. Nearly all states recognize June teeth with some limited special status in this year. The NFL Nike and twitter have all recognized. June eighteenth as a company holiday. Governor Tom Wolfe is marking June. Teeth is a special holiday closure for employees under his during. For the first time is office as the more than seventy three thousand workers will get either the day off or a compensatory day to use it another time. If they are often, office remains open. The Governor says today is a moment to honor African, American history, and to reflect on how everyone can promote equality, liberty and justice for all people.
"gordon granger" Discussed on WTVN
"You've never heard of Juneteenth you're probably not alone I didn't know about until we moved to Texas it's been it's been celebrated in Texas for a very long time and I guess it's kind of a Texas holiday but it's being celebrated this year all around the country and I think that's a good thing because there's something very important to learn from the holiday of Juneteenth is the oldest national celebrated commemoration of ending of slavery in the United States and it dates back to eighteen sixty five and it happened on June nineteenth eighteen sixty five there was a union soldier that came into Galveston Texas and all the soldiers came in with major general Gordon Granger and this is this is after the war has ended all right and slaves have been freed through the Emancipation Proclamation for a very long time but the people in in van Texas didn't know and they didn't know that the war was over because which plantation owner was going to tell their slaves that the war was over who is going to tell their slaves all bar where you're free none of these none of these Confederates were and the problem is that the the union didn't have a lot of soldiers down in Texas very few people down in Texas so there was nobody to deliver the news and it took time to deliver the news so anyway on June nineteenth Major General Jordan Granger and his troops arrive in Galveston Texas that's two and a half years after president Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation and he stands up and he says all slaves for two and a half years you been free the war is over the Emancipation Proclamation these southern Democrats these southern rebels did not want you to know this but you are free it was deliberately withheld that's a Juneteenth is all about and the important lesson to learn the Democrats that were enslaving and fighting for slavery where the reason why Juneteenth was two and a half years late but don't worry they've completely changed you can see by all their policies are not trying to enslave anyone today in fact let me tell you about the Atlanta GA Paul Howard now Paul Howard is the guy that said you know the cop that shoot the hood that shot the guy that took the taser from the other cop he's been charged with murder murder in fact his step mother or his visit his step mother or yeah I think it is his his step mother has been fired I think only because she was the step mother of this cop really welcome to America twenty twenty gang things are completely out of control now the the Georgia bureau of investigation that was investigating this they were asked by the the DA to investigate well they've been investigating they haven't even turned anything in yet and the DA has just decided I'm going for murder did did anybody see that shooting because that wasn't murder but I guess it doesn't matter anymore it doesn't matter because the Atlanta GA Paul Howard is fighting for his political life he's currently under investigation by the Georgia bureau of investigation for his alleged use of a non profit to funnel at least a hundred and forty thousand dollars in the city of Atlanta funds to supplement his salary yeah and he's also facing multiple sexual harassment lawsuits this guy's a prince and then there's this the state ethics commission is alleging that Howard committed a dozen violations of public disclosure law investigation allegedly revealed violations spanning for five years so it kind of puts into perspective why this guy is using the emotions of African Americans to go solo tough on the cops oh man a man on probation who failed a sobriety test who had who had just left prison for beating children he fought an attack to the police stole one of their weapons it was a taser and fired at them I'm curious what the hell did the DA expect the police to do what what what was it what would have justified deadly force in his mind what is the taser fired by Brooks what is in cav incapacitated one of the officers would have Brooks then went back and picked up the gun because that's why the police have to use deadly force once they get any kind of weapon and one of the officers is down all of it was possible and it all happened in the the in it about a two second span the DA said the shooting was unjustified because tasers aren't considered deadly weapons wow really because that's not what he believes two weeks ago when he charged six police officers with aggravated assault for using a taser against protesters I want you to listen to what he said just a couple of weeks ago alls and charged with aggravated assault of our ms pilgrim and this is for pointing a taser at Mrs Appiah room and is maybe if you all know under Georgia law a taser is considered as a deadly weapon under Georgia law so he these police officers pointed a taser this guy actually shot a cop with his own taser and now it's not a deadly weapon now either he's had a change of heart or he changes his stance on deadly force whenever it fits his political ambitions I think it's pretty clear to see which one it is an officer involved shootings the Georgia bureau of investigation is required to to investigate and submit a report to the district attorney but the DA didn't consult with the G. B. I. their formal statement yesterday said GB I was not aware of the press conference before was conducted we were not consulted on the charges filed by the district attorney despite today's occurrence the G. B. I. will complete its mission of completing an impartial and thorough investigation of this incident and it will submit the file once completed to the Fulton County district.
"gordon granger" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Were waiting to eighteen sixty five for a guard governor Gordon Granger sorry general Gordon Granger to come and tell them they're free they were fighting on a day to day basis at all times but they were just living under system of extreme oppression but it was difficult for them except for those that were fortunate enough to either be manumitted or for those that self liberated and found ways to become free I'm speaking with Dr dina rainy berry professor of history at the university of Texas Austin about the history of Juneteenth taking your calls and tweets about your own family's history either with tracing back to emancipation or with celebrating this holiday six four six four three five seven two eight zero that six four six four three five seven two eight zero eight one tweet I want a refund from I believe I'm pronouncing your name correctly indeed I apologize if I'm not says firstly to honor our ancestors who were kidnapped and enslaved still we still live the lives of dignity while building a new nation today and every day say right in slave formerly enslaved in flavor instead of slaves freed slave and slave master so another note on language which has you have been taking take note of that oh absolutely yes yes so from go head to head what I was gonna say the language is very important and something that a group of scholars of slavery get a crowdsourced document with doctor Gabrielle foreman who's going to be at the at ten state university and you can find that online it's a document and I'll I'll I'll put on the Twitter I'll put on the Twitter feed later but it's a document for museums historical societies journals to talk about inflate people as in state people it sounds funny but that I have to say people but almost like I often have to remind what I speak to that black people are human beings and we were we were we were people we are people and it sounds so simplistic and and almost insignificant to say but we were treated as objects we were borrowed and sold and traded like pieces of property and we were considered chattel property and so you have to remind folks that these are enslaved people they're human beings and the institution of slavery was something that happened to them it happened to them they were not objectified in the system where they just passively stood by and allowed themselves to be dismantled as a community you've you've mentioned a few times there are we've we've talked a couple times already about migration patterns is that how did how did the idea of Juneteenth and the celebration that began there in Texas begin to spread around the country as it is with it due to migration to tell us about that absolutely as I mentioned when we look at some of the early experiences of enslaved people formally say people as they left the sights of enslavement moved to parts of the north and the west in the Midwest and the northeast those Texas formally in Texas formerly enslaved people in Texas brought good spirits of Juneteenth with Juneteenth with them also you have so that's what that's what that's one way it's politically to other communities but then but I think there was a moment of turning point in the nineteen sixties of really large turning point the nineteen sixties where the poor people's campaign led by sterling Tukey strolling Tucker in Washington DC and Dr Whitney young with what's in the national urban league they held us celebrate Juneteenth solidarity day and this was at the site of the March on Washington this was a place where a few years before king and spoken right and there were about seventy five thousand people in attendance and at that moment correta Scott king spoke and song she sung the song come by here my lord come by here as he talked about the connection between the history of slavery and those struggle for race and poverty the struggle against racism poverty and war at that time I think at that moment seventy five thousand people learned about the significance of Juneteenth if they had known about it before and those people to get back to their communities as well that's quite striking and and then so in that period thinking about I mean you're talking about the poor people's campaign in the era of Jim crow and and in the fight against segregation help up until that point how was this holiday preserved in black communities in particular the south where where people were under such in many cases living under such violence absolutely that's that's one of the birth of striking factors of this holiday to me is that there's there's great joy in is also great pain and to me joint pain are one of the under bellies of African American history you know you see at the sea games you see dignity then you see you see moments of African Americans experiencing great tragedies like some of the things we're facing today some of the experiences we are dealing with right now in many cities particularly in and even small communities in large cities small communities they purchased apple only inflate people purchase parks like in Houston in eighteen seventy two a reference jacket gates in two other congregations purchased some land in Houston and they labeled at emancipation park there's emancipation park in Austin Texas where I currently live and Juneteenth celebrations occurred every single year and those parks now during segregation when there were restrictions on where at but public parks African Americans could be in the celebrations were often taken to people's homes or in their churches so during the early periods of the twenties and thirties when segregation and lynching and lives lost to rule our land African Americans still celebrated they still share this history this experience but they didn't spaces where they can maintain their safety and it becomes much more public and I'm hoping that as you mentioned at the outset of the show that it becomes a national holiday well on that note I should point out that one of my previous points out that the mayor mayor de Blasio here in New York is tweeted that that these quote proud to announce the beginning that beginning next year Juneteenth will be an official city and school holiday I'm not sure if that's a new R. but but there are several states that are starting to and I know I'm getting converted it is in fact knew that is that that is again that's amazing that is great news that's something to celebrate today so there we go there we go we can add that to the celebration I know several other companies are talking about this about you know about taking the day off to celebrate I think Twitter Nike NFL it's it's difficult history with the black lives matter that there is a federal bill in the works there is a New York state there's a bill in the works all of this is what do you think is this going to be is this a turning moment ours are these would it as a historian looking at the sweep of it how how much of a turning moment is this for this holiday in particular I think it is a turning point but I also want to be I'm I'm definitely optimistic I'm an optimist so for me it's a turning point and I think it's a good turning point but I don't want this to fall on deaf ears I don't want after a week after we move forward and people are buried in the protests you know I'm hoping the protests will continue given everything we're dealing with but after that things went down I I hope that we still have conversations I hope that we still have celebrations I hope that maybe New York will have a large parade sometime and they'll have speeches and people like Steve will tell their stories about their family their ancestry and the ancestors I'm hoping that this is not just our response to the current climate but that this is a movement of change change to see different textbooks changed to see the ways in which we teach history changed to see to make sure that this is inclusive way of understanding our American passed both the pain and the pleasures of our experience here let's hear from Erika in Brooklyn Erica welcome to WNYC hi there thank you for doing what you're doing it's really important information to share with the world the silent history so I already know that I am a descendant of Nicodemus Kansas and it's an all black settlement which still exists northwest campus famished in eighteen seventy seven and my descendants left Missouri cross the river into territory and what is said to be Springer is also this idea of we have to also remember I'm I'm a biracial woman that this nation was built upon land that was also right click on take that was taken source and that the indigenous or helpful the box at one point indigenous inflate blacks whites and blacks this idea of movement towards this whole nation not to forget where we came from help create this nation as well as the idea of the land is land ever truly owned so the idea of all of it for heating and all of us aware that we are part of a nation that was built on the backs of others and are others needing us as black people but this idea.
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"And DC and marks the date in eighteen sixty five one major general Gordon Granger arrived in Texas and order the slaves freed more than two years after president Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation president trump was asked if he's considering making it a federal holiday Nike uber and Twitter joining a growing number of companies observing Juneteenth as a paid holiday for employees and president trump pushed back his campaign rally that was originally scheduled for today in Tulsa out of respect he said for Juneteenth today Oklahoma Supreme Court will hear arguments in an effort to stop the event which is now scheduled for tomorrow the request for an order to postpone the president's rally isn't based on politics but on public health attorney Clark Brewster doesn't want to cancel the event all together Listerine backless haven't also was German but not now Brewster says too many of those who plan to attend the rally feel the way that mark Kelleher does about covert nineteen I think it's all a hoax to tell you the truth Kelleher may or may not wear a facial covering during trump's rally Jim Ryan ABC news Tulsa the trump campaign says masks will be distributed to those in attendance but wearing them is voluntary trump administration's also in court today in its bid to block publication a former national security adviser John Bolton's book they cite national security concerns Bolton's team says because the White House wants to stop the release of embarrassing information about the president he told ABC's Martha Raddatz I don't think he's fit for office I don't think he has the confidence to carry out the job that entire interview airs Sunday on ABC Garrett Ralph the now fired Atlanta police officer charged with murder after last week's fatal shooting of Rey Shahr Brooks is in court today and civil rights groups are warning minority communities are responding to the ongoing centers at a lower rate reminding people they can respond online by phone or through the mail you're listening to ABC news the it's six ten now time for traffic and weather right things are moving pretty well on our freeways around Sacramento no problems no accident chances or delays this report is brought you by discover and pretty like travel on I. five two of five and five eighty if that's your right out to the bay.
How Did Juneteenth Get Started?
"Every year on June nineteenth, millions of people across America. Come together to celebrate June eighteenth with parties parades, prayer, breakfast and golf tournaments, cookouts and music. The holiday is now officially recognized in forty seven states plus Washington DC though it hasn't been made a national holiday yet, despite having been around for more than one hundred and fifty years. We spoke with Paula Austin a professor of African American Studies and History at Boston University. She said You'd be surprised. There are many students who get to my class, and they sort of never learned about the history of enslavement. They've never learned about the civil rights movement. I think I've had students who because of where they're from, or their families know about June eighteenth, and of actually participated in the celebrations, but most students come, and they don't know. But let's go back to the beginning on June nineteenth eighteen, sixty, five more than two months after confederate general Robert e Lee surrendered to ulysses s grant at APP Maddix which all, but ended the civil war, a US army officer by the name of Major General Gordon Granger. In Huston Texas with two momentous announcements, the end of the civil war, and with it the end to slavery. Nobody is quite sure why it took so long for news of summation to reach Texas several stories have been told throughout the years though none has ever been confirmed including one of an earlier messenger who was killed on his way to Texas to tell the news of freedom. Others believe that some enslavers truth, but simply continued going about business as usual. The most likely is simply that there were not enough troops to enforce the emancipation proclamation whether enslaved people knew about it or not, so things remained status quo. That is until Major General. Grainger showed up. After granger's announcement, some of the two hundred fifty thousand freed people in Texas, immediately left for the promise of true freedom in the north, while others traveled to rejoin family members one formerly enslaved person, Molly Herrell said in the slave narratives of Texas. We all walked down the road singing shouting to beat the band. Others stayed defined pain work in the fields elsewhere. That day marks what is now often called lack independence day, or the fourth of July. It's the American celebration of freedom from slavery. June teen was first observed in Texas in eighteen, sixty six. It wasn't officially recognized as a holiday in any state until Texas did so in Nineteen, seventy nine. Since then only North Dakota South Dakota and Hawaii have declared a holiday. In recent years both the US House of Representatives and the US Senate have formally recognized June nineteenth as June, tenth Independence Day. Various movements to grant the day status is a national holiday are ongoing. US Senator Cory Booker said in two thousand eighteen. On this day we must confront ugly parts of our history and honor the slaves who suffered and died under a repressive regime. We must also pay tribute to all those who had the strength and conviction to fight to end slavery and keep our Union together. June teeth independence. Day is also an important moment to recognize how far we've come and take note of how far we have yet to go. Certainly during the original June eighteenth, there was still a lot of work to be done. It came just months after the civil war ended and two years after the emancipation proclamation was signed by President Abraham Lincoln the Thirteenth Amendment to the US Constitution, which abolished slavery, had been passed by Congress was well on its way to being ratified by the states, but the fourteenth and fifteenth guaranteeing equal protection and the right to vote to all citizens, regardless of skin color were still a couple years off. And not all enslaved people in Texas were immediately freed some held by defiant plantation owners were not emancipated until much later, some formerly enslaved people who tried to leave historical reports show were tracked down and killed. Many more stepped into a future of poverty, fear and uncertainty. Austin suggests that many Americans ignorance about June eighteenth stems from a disinclination to completely face the country's past slavery, and it's far reaching and continuing aftermath. Still? June eighteenth has persevered. Its observance has waned through the years under the oppression of Jim Crow laws and attitudes, but the festivities that began in Texas eventually spread to more states and the idea of commemorating block independence picked up through the civil rights era of the nineteen sixties, and the parties continued today. Austin, said the kinds of celebrations that I've seen and been a part of have been incredibly wonderful there about black culture there about black history there about the resistance and the resilience of the black community. Several years before grainger made his do nineteenth declaration in Galveston famed American Orator Frederick Douglass himself formerly enslaved, spoke to an abolitionist group in New York about the fourth of July. As being dave independence, and how it didn't fit for all Americans, he said what the American slave is your fourth of July I answer a day that reveals to him more than all other days in the year, the gross injustice and cruelty to which he is the constant victim. Opel Lee a former schoolteacher counselor in Fort Worth. Texas has been instrumental in trying to get June. Tenth recognized as a national, holiday. This year she'll walk from the Fort Worth Convention Center to the will. Rogers Coliseum, leading a caravan, urging people to sign a petition for the cause leave who is ninety three years old has been part of the Fort Worth June eighteenth festivities for more than forty years. Last year, it's as important as the fourth of July. In fact I dream some day. They celebrate from the nineteenth to the fourth like they do Mardi Gras. I haven't dreamed as large as the Rose Bowl or the macy's parade, but I'm getting there. To those who observed June eighteenth despite its shaky beginnings, and it's still unfulfilled pledge the day still holds the promise of freedom, independence, equality, ideas, and ideals always celebrating.
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"Hundred times the rate we were back in March yes there are still some of it is absolutely from increased a year but but one of the issues is increase after I increased hospitalizations and that's not for me grease testing but I'm glad to see you in calling for people to wear masks and I assume that that also means Ali and called me up people should be wearing masks of the trump rally in Tulsa this Saturday at well okay I will admit that probably that audio courtesy of CNN no word if the trump campaign will follow the guidelines set out of course officials are are warning against that rally that is coming up on June twentieth and we'll bring you more on that throughout the hour here on A. F. and back to Larry Kudlow he claimed the corona virus was contained in February now stocks are turning broadly as investors reevaluate their expectations for economic growth which many skeptics have been saying were overly optimistic analysts say cases are still growing in various nations including emerging economies and without a vaccine relaxing lockdowns and re opening travel could bring on further waves of the cases Nike and the NFL and a growing number of other businesses will give their employees a day off for Juneteenth for the first time this year Juneteenth of course commemorates the June nineteen eighteen sixty five when major general Gordon Granger went to Galveston Texas to announce the end of the civil war and slavery Texans began celebrating the day a year later with parades and parties it's not a federal holiday but most states observe it in some way businesses have been forced to re examine their policies after pressure from employees and of course the ongoing protests and Starbucks is creating its own black lives matter shirt for employees to where if they choose it comes after coffee chain reportedly initially banned employees from wearing black lives matter gear the shirt depicting protest signs with phrases including black lives matter speak up in time for change social media blew up over news reports that Starbucks had told employees in a memo they could wear black lives matter shirts or other paraphernalia because it might.
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"C.'s Julia macfarlane London known as shin Fadi on Beijing's South West Side Asia's largest whole food market now closed and under twenty four hour police guard office but testing revealed at least forty five new cases of coronavirus authorities also banning tourism in the district canceling sports events closing elementary school responding to current concerns Nike the NFL Twitter and The Washington Post are giving employees the option to take a paid day off on June nineteenth for the first time ever also known as Juneteenth the day commemorates the day in eighteen sixty five a major general Gordon Granger announced the end of the civil war and slavery in Galveston Texas Juneteenth isn't a federal holiday but other companies are offering the day off including New York times buzzfeed and vox and the list seems to be growing UT Han ABC news among global global protests sparked by the Minneapolis police custody death of George Floyd one drawing thousands in Perth Australia the speaker condemning systemic racism this is about solidarity this is about smoke coming together this is about recognition about people that have pasta why their families have softened their families are still suffering protesters on the streets in Beirut in other cities in Lebanon because of a troubled economy this is ABC news balance of nature changing the world one life at a time I certainly do have and increased energy level yeah I get treatments every eight weeks and that really kind of slows me down and you know makes me very tired for a few days but I seem to be getting over that much quicker now that I'm taking your products.
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"I knew Kobe nineteen outbreak linked to a market place in China triggering with Chinese officials call a wartime emergency mode A. B. C.'s Julia macfarlane London edition Fadi on Beijing's southwest side Asia's largest whole food market now closed another twenty four hour police guard off the spot testing revealed at least forty five new cases of coronavirus authorities also banning tourism in the district canceling sports events closing elementary schools responding to current concerns Nike the NFL Twitter and The Washington Post are giving employees the option to take a paid day off on June nineteenth for the first time ever also known as Juneteenth the day commemorates the day in eighteen sixty five a major general Gordon Granger announced the end of the civil war and slavery in Galveston Texas Juneteenth isn't a federal holiday but other companies are offering the day off including New York times buzzfeed and vox and the list seems to be growing UT Han ABC news among global or global protests sparked by the Minneapolis police custody death of George Floyd one drawing thousands in Perth Australia the speaker condemning systemic racism this is RT this is about us mom coming together this is about recognition about people that have pasta why their families have softened their families that are still suffering protesters in the streets in Beirut in other cities in Lebanon because of a troubled economy this is ABC news let's see how the roads are with como traffic.
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"Off their protest here for fear of outside agitators the educators showed up anyway mostly white men some waiting clenched fists or making **** salutes son ended up throwing bottles rocks and curses at the London police they said didn't do enough to protect Britain's statues and memorials last week in Kentucky a statue of Confederate president Jefferson Davis was removed this morning governor Andy Beshear following that everybody is welcome in this building and that our government should work for the betterment of every single Kentucky CBS news update I'm Alison Keyes president trump re schedules a rally in Oklahoma as ABC's check secrets and tells us the president had been criticized for scheduling a campaign rally on June nineteenth president trump tweets that the move was out of respect for Juneteenth which is celebrated as the day in eighteen sixty five that major general Gordon Granger came to Galveston Texas to announce the end of the civil war and the end of slavery and what had been the Confederate states the president was criticized for not only choosing June nineteenth for Israeli but the location of tells her which was the site of massacres of black residents in the Greenwood district in nineteen twenty one that rally now rescheduled for June twentieth a new law in Louisville bans police from no knock warrants entering a home without identifying themselves first the law named Brianna's law after Brianna Taylor who was shot to death by police in March police storm Taylor's home as part of a drug raid but it wasn't a house they were supposed to be rating and the suspect they were looking for was already in custody CBS is Jurica Duncan reports on the new legislation sets down is a law professor at the university of South Carolina if officers aren't knocking and announcing the individuals inside may not know who is breaking down their door which creates potential for error the three officers involved in the shooting death of Taylor have been put on administrative leave while the investigation is pending statues coming down around the country Confederate monuments to slave owners here in Boston the Columbus statue in the north and was beheaded and removed and the movements is overseas as well CBS says Imtiaz tiap reports on the push to take down statues of slave owners in Britain protesters are demanding Thatcher Cecil Rhodes be removed from one of its colleges the British imperialist policies on racial segregation led to the establishment of a partakes in South Africa activist.
"gordon granger" Discussed on 710 WOR
"The death of George Floyd while in police custody in Minneapolis protesters say they recognize the changes currently underway in police reform however they also will continue to be her a lot of more things to be said protests have reportedly been peaceful meanwhile governor Cuomo signing police reform bills Friday in the mother's Amerikaner in Sean bell are reacting when Kerr whose son Eric garner was killed after being in a police chokehold is glad chokeholds are now banned and thank governor Cuomo and the state legislature for passing and signing the measure it was a long time coming when it came and thank you thank you all very much in addition the bills include a repeal to make police disciplinary records public and fake nine one one race reports will now be a crime Reverend al Sharpton said the bills are a victory for all of us I'm Lisa G. W. O. R. news authorities in Texas say eight people have been shot outside a San Antonio bar retails sales three forty one we'll have to transport themselves San Antonio police chief William McManus also says the shooter was a man claiming to be a UFC fighter from California and was part of a group that was turned away by building security for being inebriated and also the suspects fled the scene and no arrests have been made president trump tweeting late Friday night that he is rescheduling his make America great again rally in Tulsa Oklahoma from June nineteenth to June twentieth ABC's chucks Iverson tells us why president trump tweets that the move was out of respect for Juneteenth which is celebrated as the day in eighteen sixty five that major general Gordon Granger came to Galveston Texas to announce the end of the civil war and the end of slavery and what had been the Confederate states the president was criticized for not only choosing June nineteenth for Israeli but the location of tell Sir which was the site of massacres of black residents in the Greenwood district in nineteen twenty one why so White House press secretary Kaylee McEntee is firing back at Joe Biden for recent comments he made about the upcoming election that's a ridiculous proposition on this president's looking forward to November hi this president's hard at work for the American people and leading Democrats to go out there and grandstand a level these conspiracy theories Akkineni making the comments on fox news Biden told the daily show Wednesday he worries that president trump will try and steal.
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"Or been taken over by demonstrators and sent officers fleeing right now at least it's calm here during the day crowds Rome people out walking their dogs restaurants inside the chance open food tents are set up at night movies are being shown but the end game here isn't clear how is it going to end police want their precinct back but the mayor of Seattle seems a bit more open the waiting it out ABC's Alex stone a warning from the CDC that we're not out of the woods in the corona virus crisis now is not the time to let your guard down against Kobe nineteen says CDC director Dr Robert Redfield I know that people are eager to return to normal activities and ways of life however it's important that we remember that this situation is unprecedented and the pandemic does not end at CDC coronavirus incident manager Dr Jay Butler says summer backyard barbecues will require new precautions use single serve options remind guests to wash their hands before and after eating back to the gym Butler says get the high fives and avoid sharing items that can't be cleaned Dave Packer ABC news in Washington president trump is rescheduling his make America great again rally Intel's Oklahoma from June nineteenth to Saturday June twentieth president trump tweets that the move was out of respect for Juneteenth which is celebrated as the day in eighteen sixty five that major general Gordon Granger came to Galveston Texas to announce the end of the civil war and the end of slavery and what had been Confederate states the president was criticized for not only choosing June nineteenth for Israeli but the location of tells her what ABC's Chuck.
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"Take a look at stocks trying to resume the rally pan yeah and one index is making good on the upper the tech heavy nasdaq exchanges setting daily record highs lately futures on the nasdaq or up again today the Dow Jones industrial average and the S. and P. five hundred have also gained back much of what they lost when stocks cratered in late March after coronavirus shut down the economy the nasdaq the Dow both hit the pause button yesterday bought futures on those indices are up this morning as well a bold statement from the secretary of labor our economy has turned the corner against the coronavirus labor secretary Eugene Scalia says turning that corner will result in more Americans getting back to doing what they do best the best thing for workers his work not unemployment speaking at a hearing Scalia admits that some Americans are still waiting to get unemployment benefits they applied for a long time ago he says that's because state unemployment offices were overwhelmed with applications not that it took much of a surge in some cases many states have antiquated computer computer systems as much as four years old I spoke to one governor who system was so arcane he had to bring in computer programmers from Latvia Scalia says the goal now is to get Americans back to work and to do it safely underpaid holiday is coming for Twitter employees and to some other big companies as well Twitter and square CEO Jack Dorsey's says both companies will honor Juneteenth as a holiday in the U. S. the day marks union general Gordon Granger arriving in Texas in eighteen sixty five declaring the civil war and slavery.
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"Troops, commanded by Major General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas. And they came with big news. The civil war was over all remaining slaves and Texas were free. We've been on people shows ranking show. But the stain of slavery did not end there and so forth century after the civil war black people were subjected to a relentless campaign of terror campaign that extended well into the lifetime of majority leader McConnell, that is the voice of journalists Nike coats testifying earlier today in Washington, at a house hearing on so-called HR, forty remember that number, this is a Bill that would establish a commission to study slavery reparations. Let's get more on this from CBS Bill Rakoff on the hill Democrats, like Representative Sheila jackson-lee of Texas, say the issue should be an easy, one, reparations, and the idea of this commission should be welcomed by all Americans Republican, Mike Johnson of Louisiana doesn't support HR forty reason for that. Listen, wait a minute. The reason for that is a legal question. The federal government, can't cost usually provide compensation today to a specific racial group, because other members of that group, maybe several generations ago, were discriminated against and treated humanely. Bill, Rakoff, CBS news, Washington hope Hicks. The president's former White House communications director emerges with a smile from behind closed doors on Capitol Hill. She was testifying before members of the House Judiciary committee today. But how much testimony is really question here? Because House Democrats say that Hicks was extremely tight lipped today and would not answer questions as basic as where she sat in the west wing or whether she told the truth to special counsel, Robert Muller. The president on Twitter says the hearings are rigged called an extreme presidential harassment. By the way, the White House ordered Hicks, not to answer questions about our time at the White House to eight always. At the ready to answer questions. Generously is Bloomberg's Tracy jonky. She joins us now. What's going on in your world today trace my world? The Federal Reserve reserve, just wrapped up its a meeting in Washington and did not do anything with inter interest rates that was expected. But a majority of policymakers expect to see lower rates this year. Wall Street wanted to see a sign that the fed is willing to cut rates. It got one the Dow is up thirty points. The NASDAQ is up twenty the SNP up five points doesn't look like much. Trust me. That is an improvement. General Motors wants to hire. More temporary workers would be paid less and get different health benefits. Bloomberg reports those are among the proposals as the car maker and its unions begin, what could be months of talks on new four year, labor contract. I'm Tracy jonky. Bloomberg business on WBZ. Boston's NewsRadio right Tracy. Coming up next. We're going to check sports. Also, the herring runs it's tradition around here. But the fish knock is dwindling will they become extinct will answer the question coming up..