J U N E T E E N T H 🖤 #TODAY is our #INDEPENDENCEday but #WhatsFree ? "They gon' have to kill me Grandmama, I'M NOT THEY SLAVE/Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha, check out the bizarre/Rappin' style used by me, the H-O-V/Look at my hair free, carefree, NIGGAS AIN'T NEAR FREE /Enjoy your chains, what's your employer name with the hairpiece?/I survived the hood, can't no Shaytan rob me/My accountant's so good, I'm practically livin' tax free/Factory, that's me/Sold drugs, got away scot-free/That's a CC, E-copy/Guilt free, still me/And expect me to not feel a way to this day/You would say y'all killed me,Sucker free/no shuckin' me, I don't jive turkey/Say "Happy Thanksgiving," SHIT SOUND LIKE A MURDER TO ME..." - 🐐 #Hov
from @nmaahc - #Onthisday in #1865 , enslaved African Americans were notified of their freedom by Union troops in #Galveston , TX—two years after the #EmancipationProclamation was issued.
Known as #Juneteenth , this day is widely celebrated as the end of #chattel #slavery in the U.S. Juneteenth marks our country’s second independence day. Though it has long been celebrated among the African American community, it is a history that has been marginalized and still remains largely unknown to the wider public. The legacy of Juneteenth shows the value of deep hope and urgent organizing in uncertain times. This Museum is a #community space where that spirit can continue to live on – where histories like this one can surface, and new stories with equal urgency can be told. #APeoplesJourney #ANationsStory
📸: Grace Murray Stephenson and family, Juneteenth Emancipation Day Celebration, June 19, 1900, Texas, Courtesy Austin History Center - 11 minutes ago