Friday, June 19, 2020

“Is it still celebrated?” Yes.

From a conversation between the Reverend Alonzo Hickman and Adam Sunraider, a race-baiting United States senator. As a boy, Sunraider was known as Bliss. Hickman raised him. The two are speaking of old times:

Ralph Ellison, Juneteenth, ed. John F. Callahan (New York: Vintage, 2000).

The Washington Post reported on the discovery — just yesterday — of the original Juneteenth order, dated June 19, 1865.

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