In the midst of pushing for racial justice, Juneteeth finds a new meaning


DETROIT Demonstrators on the Brooklyn Bridge chant "We need justice now!" Work stopped at West Coast ports near the St. Louis Gateway Arch and stopped for a moment at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington, with Americans pushing for a new urgency on Friday amid racist justice pushing across the country.


The holiday is usually celebrated with parades and festivities commemorating the emancipation of enslaved African Americans, but this year turned into a day of protest in the wake of George Floyd's murder at the hands of Minneapolis police.

In addition to traditional cooking and chanting, the Emancipation Proclamation - the Civil War era that freed all slaves in Confederate territory - Americans of all backgrounds attended parades, sit-ins or caravan protests.

Thousands of people gathered at a religious rally in Atlanta. Hundreds marched from the St. Louis Old Court House, where the Dred Scott case partially played out, which denied the citizenship of African Americans but inspired the anti-slavery movement. Demonstrators and revelers put up signs in Dallas, danced to a marching band in Chicago, and registered people to vote in Detroit.

“Now we need to focus on the world and let this slide go,” said Charity Dean, director of Detroit Civil Rights, Inclusion and Opportunity. Cruelty and racial inequality.

Although some are actually taking place due to the coronavirus pandemic, events in Zenithian are planned for every major US city on Friday. At some events, including Chicago and New York, participants packed together, although many wore masks. On others, masks are rare.

Cranes lined up in more than two dozen West Coast ports, as longtime police stopped work to mark the zunethon. In Oakland Harbor, California, politician and former Black Panther Party member Angela Davis thanked activists for shutting down "the day we restored our commitment to the freedom struggle."

In Nashville, Tennessee, about two dozen black men, mostly in suits, shook hands before the city's criminal courts. Behind him is the statue of the first African American Adolph Burch, who served as chief justice of the Tennessee Supreme Court.

"If you are uncomfortable standing here in a suit, imagine how you would feel with one knee around your neck," said Philip McGee, one of the protesters, referring to Floyd, a black man who died after subduing a white police officer. Knee for several minutes in his neck.

President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on September 22, 1862, and it went into effect the following January. 1. But it was not practiced anywhere else until the end of the Civil War in April 1865. The word did not reach the end. Blacks were enslaved until June 19, when Union soldiers brought the news of independence to Galveston, Texas.

Most states and the District of Columbia recognize Junethane - a mix of June and 19 regulations - as Flag Day, State Day or Recognition Day. But with the murder of Floyd and the vengeful protest that has done great harm to the black community, more Americans - especially whites - are aware of the holiday and are missing it.

"I feel really proud to have a community of whites and blacks and to understand what white people mean to Junathi," said Ellen Loving, who shared her two daughters, married grandchildren and hundreds of others. She has been living since 1959 in the historic black neighborhood of Portland, Oregon.

Some places that have not already identified Junethian as a paid holiday have recently moved, including New York State.


Some places that have not already identified Junethian as a paid holiday have recently moved, including New York State.

As a result of the protests, Juntane has gained recognition, including police reform in many places. The long-standing demand for the abolition of the symbols and names of slavery and oppression has also taken hold.

Protesters in the North Carolina capital took two statues Friday night as part of a larger Confederate monument. This week, a crane demolished a Confederate monument that had stood in the Atlanta suburb since 1908, and removed images of four former spokesmen who served in the U.S. House of Confederacy.

In addition to the big parades, there were also smaller events. In Louisiana, community and environmental groups have won a court battle, with archaeologists treating slave African Americans as a cemetery. Philadelphia residents were forced to cancel the parade and festival after the festival and unveiled a black mural called "Black Lives Matter" from St. Petersburg, Florida.

"We know the stuff of our lives. You don't have to tell us what we're trying to tell the world," said tattoo artist Plum Howlett, who painted a portion of the mural.

President Donald Trump issued a message for Zunete, saying that it was "a reminder of our country's enormous potential to conquer the darkness and the scars on our history."

Trump originally planned a Friday rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, but the date of this upheaval midterm was changed to Saturday. The city is also home to more than 300 lives, nearly a century ago, when white hens attacked a wealthy black business district.

In New Orleans, protesters were greeted with bowls of red beans and rice, and speaker Malik Bartholomew gave a reminder.

Bartholomew said, "We are celebrating Junet in Independence, but guess what? We must also celebrate the struggle."


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