15 Facts We Bet You Didn’t Know About Juneteenth

June 19, 2014  |  
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Not All Black People Celebrate Juneteenth

Dallas Representative Clay Smothers famously called the holiday “fraudulent” and belittled what he saw as people “ceremoniously grinning and bursting watermelons on the Capitol grounds”.

Others argue that the day 250,000 former slaves were freed is something to celebrate, even if they found out two years late.

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