Juneteenth Fireworks Spectacular

Juneteenth Fireworks Spectacular

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Deleishia Saunders started this petition to President Joseph R. Biden and

My name is Deleishia Saunders. I am a 30yr old African American woman. I am writing this petition to establish a Juneteenth Fireworks Spectacular! Growing up we were taught about the wrong American history. The history that watered down our roots.

We were raised to celebrate the Fourth of July which is Americas Independence Day. As African Americans who were forced into this country, our original history is started with slavery. For African Americans, our true Independence Day is Juneteenth, historically known as Jubilee Day, Emancipation Day and Black Independence Day. Thanks to the gracious activist Ms. Opal Lee, our President Joseph Biden signed a bill on June 17,2021 to make Juneteenth a Federal Holiday. What an amazing mile stone this is! 

However, our Country is still plagued with Prejudice, Racism and social injustice . While we as a people are being recognized, we have to strive for more. On July 4th 2021, it occurred to me that if Juneteenth was Celebrated as loud and proud as the 4th of July, humanity may come to see the importance of what we have gone through as a race and where we can go as a nation. Celebrations like the 4th of July bring families together supporting and showing love to one another through music food and festivities. We need more days to celebrate love, peace and joy.     

America is a melting pot of all different colors not just red white and blue. We need the sky’s lit up in Red Gold and Green. Any colors that celebrate our freedom from Slavery. The new generations need a celebration like this to grow and love our history. A day of traditional celebration with parades, festivals and FIREWORKS would give us so much more to be proud of. The world has a long way to go one Fireworks Spectacular at a time. Let’s make this happen!

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