Juneteenth, the "19th of June", is the day the end of enslavement is celebrated in America, when Union General Gordon Granger issued General Order #3 in Galveston, Texas, the last state in rebellion following the end of the Civil War. Juneteenth is recognized as a state holiday or special day of observance in 43 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Congress. Juneteenth should be recognized as America's 2nd Independence Day because Americans of African descent where trapped in the tyranny of enslavement during the "4th of July".
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