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I have a problem celebrating this day when it took 89 years for my ancestors to gain their freedom. This is not my Independance Day
Those same slaves fought for the freedom of this country as well and remained slaves which means they did not gain their freedom. So once they did this country should have acknowledge that as well
So your question is "Why is Juneteenth not celebrated?" Why do (you) think it's not? Aside from slaves being viewed as property and 3/5ths of a man at the time. I still believe it's not a holiday because no major group has ever pushed for it.
Why are you asking me a question that I presented to the forum? Also why should it be necessary to "push" for this holiday to be recognized?
Black History Month? Black American History can't be bottled into one month. That's why you didn't know about Junteenth. It's AMERICAN HISTORY.
Slavery really didn't end in 1865, and this country is not about Blacks, it is about America. You want black heritage try Africa.
We should really have a Revolutionary War month,not a black history month. Blacks are just one of many type in the US.
My point being that our country tends to teach "certain" history and overlooks the actual history. It shouldn't be about color period. You just stated that you didn't know about Juneteenth which is AMERICAN history...not African.