- You know I'm a dreamer But my heart's of gold I had to run away high So I wouldn't come home low 42 minutes ago
- I walk along the city streets youu sed to walk along with me. And every step I take reminds me of just how we used to be. #80sFriday 1 hour ago
- I hate myself for loving you. Can't break free from the the things that you do. I wanna walk but I run back to you... #80sFriday 1 hour ago
- Remember yesterday, walking hand in hand? Love letters in the sand. I remember you. #80sFriday 1 hour ago
- RSVP. It’s a private affair. I just won’t believe that you don’t care. RSVP. Only you & me. I’ll be waiting till you answer me. #80sFriday 2 hours ago
Politics & Pop Culture from a homocon.
June 19, 2011Posted by on
While President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation some two and a half years prior, word did not travel down to the port of Galveston, Texas, until June 19, 1865. On that date, Union soldiers led by General Gordon Granger, brought word to this last group of slaves proclaiming that they were, in fact, free men and women.
Today, it is generally celebrated by families and friends coming together. Often times, everyone goes down to the park and barbeque. There’s always plenty of food to share with those who are less fortuned. It is also a time to reflect and marvel at the achievements of black people, be it historical, such as George Washington Carver, Shirley Chisholm, and Frederick Douglass, or contemporary such as General Colin Powell and President Barack Obama.