My Second Cup of Coffee: Why it's imperative to teach white people that slavery in the US did NOT…
Yá’át’ééh my relatives. Today is Wednesday, June 22 and earlier this week, for only the second time in our nation’s history we celebrated #Juneteenth as a National Holiday. Over My Second Cup of Coffee I discuss why it is imperative that we teach white America the truth about our country and Juneteenth. It did NOT mark the end of chattel slavery in the United States. Chattel slavery was legally practiced in the northern Union states of Delaware and Kentucky for 6 months after Juneteenth, until December 6, 1865.
White House: Remarks by President Biden at Signing of the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act
CNBC: Biden signs Juneteenth bill, creating new federal holiday commemorating end of slavery in U.S.
History: What Is Juneteenth?
ACLU Delaware: WHICH SIDE OF BLACK HISTORY IS DELAWARE ON?
EJI: Kentucky Refuses to Ratify Abolition of Slavery
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