Saturday, June 18, 2022
As we celebrated Juneteenth, it was important for us to educate our kids about the importance of this day. Juneteenth commemorates the emancipation of enslaved African Americans. Juneteenth marks the anniversary of the announcement of General Order No. 3 by Union Army general Gordon Granger on June 19, 1865, proclaiming freedom for enslaved people in Texas. Program Director, Latoya Williams, lead these discussions with our Scenic City Angel participants and their parents. We had a great turnout, and even had time to cool off in the pool. We look forward to celebrating again next year.
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My name is Mikel Sivels. In this program, I got to learn about Juneteenth. I learned that black families were separated and sold.
My name is Michael Sivels. In this program, I learned about black history. Babies were being sold for $25. This was sad.