One hopes this country will not retreat back to those days with the blessing of some on the nation’s High Court….
The president said he was “honored” to sign legislation last yearmaking Juneteenth, which marks the day the last enslaved African Americans were told slavery had ended and the Civil War was no more, a federal holiday.
The lawmakers reintroduced legislation last year to mark Slavery Remembrance Day on Aug. 20. Legislation commemorating the day as such passed the House last month. It awaits consideration in the Senate….
“This date was chosen because on August 20, 1619, a slave ship, The White Lion, arrived in Point Comfort near Norfolk, VA with the first 20 enslaved Africans brought to the English-speaking American colonies.”….