Celebrating Juneteenth 2021
Tomorrow, Saturday June 19th, is Juneteenth day in the United States. We at Creepy Co. are off for the holiday, but wanted to take a moment to talk about why it’s important.
On July 4th, 1776, the United States was declared free by 56 delegates. This declaration did not include Black people. At that time, and for the 87 years following, it was still legal to own slaves in the USA. On January 1st, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln signed an executive order making the enslavement of Black people in the states that still held them illegal.
This did not uniformly end Slavery in the United States, and it was not until June 19th, 1865 that emancipation came to Texas. This date is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the end of slavery in our country. It’s the Juneteenth we celebrate today.
It’s a day to acknowledge the roots of our country and how far we have to go. It’s also a day to celebrate how far we have come.
We encourage you to spend the day reflecting, educating yourself, and celebrating however you see fit.