All over the United States celebrate “Juneteenth” to commemorate the end of slavery
People from many parts of the United States held an event on the 19th to celebrate the “Juneteenth” to commemorate the end of slavery.
This year’s “Juneteenth” coincided with the wave of anti-racial discrimination campaigns in the United States, so it attracted more people to participate and also received public attention. In large cities such as New York, Chicago, Atlanta, St. Louis, and Washington, DC, people have commemorated the end of American slavery through parades, rallies, and other means. At the same time, they condemned racism in various forms. Many people shot “the life of black people is also life.” slogan.
Tulsa, Oklahoma (Tulsa) had a serious genocide in 1921, and it was also the venue of the US President Trump’s campaign rally on the 20th, which attracted the attention of the US media. The local people carried empty coffins to march on the 19th to commemorate the massacre of blacks that year. Local resident Jacquelyn Simmons said: “We celebrate the liberation of slaves, but we are actually celebrating the ideal of being black.”
The tradition of “Juneteenth” began on June 19, 1865, and Texas announced the end of slavery that day. The following year, the people of Texas began celebrating this holiday, and then gradually extended to most parts of the United States; people usually held family and community gatherings on this day, often reading the “Declaration of the Emancipation of Slaves”, holding religious ceremonies and singing hymns.