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Southern Coloradans celebrate Juneteenth holiday

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) -- June 19 is a day when community members recognize the moment in history when slaves in Texas learned of emancipation.

It was on that day that Union General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas, and ordered the slaves free. That announcement came more than two years after President Abraham Lincoln delivered the Emancipation Proclamation.

Juneteenth is a day to celebrate how far people have come, but also how far they have to go. This year, the fight for racial injustice has brought this holiday to the forefront as racism becomes a hot conversation.

Community members gathered at Acacia Park at noon to celebrate the holiday.

Colorado Springs / Holidays / Local News

Alexis Dominguez

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  1. It should be noted that white folks fought and died for the freedom of black folks from the Democrats. Will there families receive compensation for that?
    They have been trying to get them back ever since.

    1. Black folks also fought for their freedom and were, you know, SLAVES for 400 years.

      Since the Confederates were Democrats though I’m sure you’ll join us in asking that their monuments be ripped down. 😉

  2. So an event in Texas due to ignorance is now a holiday? Celebrate it for slavery going away but it was not really when 95% of slavery went away in the USA. Isn’t it like Columbus day? Celebrate the guy who didn’t find America but somehow gets credit for it.

    1. How did Columbus kill, infect and rape all the native Americans, as the communist democraps claim, if he never discovered America?

  3. Today June 20 must have been ‘Whose streets, Our streets day”, witnessed them marching/shouting on foot and piled in pickup trucks illegally blocking traffic and protesting through the residential streets near memorial park.
    …..
    There was not a police car or officer in sight, not that I blame them for staying away from communist democrap BLM (Black Looting Monster)/pANTIFA protests.The police do not receive the support they need and could be charged with a crime if they try to enforce the law against protesters
    ….
    The violent BLM’ers and pANTIFA have said they are gonna take their violence from the down town areas into the residential areas. Today may have been a test run and it was smooth sailing or them.
    ….
    Those who have armed households may be glad they are while those not…..well do not say you were not warned.

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