- Mar 7, 2009
I answered this exact post this morning in posts #41 and #43.Does it really matter that Juneteenth is or is not mentioned in various books? Juneteenth doesn't have anything to do with history books but a whole lot to do with modern politics.
Actually slavery lasted decades after the ACW it was renamed convict leasing the documentary " The Thirteenth" goes into great detail about that.
All holidays are based on politcal considerations and if the African American' s who lobbied say the holiday should be June 19th then its June 19th.
Yes but Juneteenth has nothing to do with the Thirteenth Amendment and a whole lot more to do with modern politics. Juneteenth started off as a local holiday but now it's national.