Juneteenth 2024 - The North County Moms

❤️💙Happy Juneteenth! 💙❤️

⭐️The National Juneteenth Observance Foundation designed the Juneteenth Flag© to illustrate the story of what became a national holiday in 2021.

💫It commemorates June 19, 1866 when the remaining enslaved African Americans in Texas first learned of their freedom — two years after Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation.

✨As the National Museum of African American History & Culture @nmaahc explains:
•”The colors: The colors of the American flag – red white and blue.
•This is to say that the people freed in Texas were American citizens.
•The 5-point star is a symbol for Texas (the Lone Star State).
•Texas is where the Juneteenth holiday started.
•They added the big star to tell about the spread of freedom.”

💫And as noted scholar and Professor of African American Studies (Princeton) Eddie Glaude, Jr. reminds: “Freedom is a process… This is a national holiday for all Americans.”🇺🇸

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