Sunday, June 18, 2017

Tomorrow is Juneteen

Tomorrow is Juneteen. In a just and meet world it would be celebrated along with the 4th. That is not, speaks to who we are.

attribution: screenshot Erica McCarthy

Detail from Ed Dwight sculpture at the Texas African-American History Memorial in Austin, Texas.


  1. Had to look up what Juneteen was and I agree. Why it isn't this a national holiday?

  2. Had to look it up also... never head of it...
    Liberte, Equalite, Fraternite in French, are not just words, no man should ever enslaved another human being under any pretext.
    Hard to beleive sometimes that racial divisions still exist nowadays ... and lately we use Religions as an excuse to fight each others, nothing new mind you, but some progress...??

    Happy June-teen ...while it last...

    Bob, the Philosoper sipping his morning coffee, listening to world news.... depressing if you ask me

  3. Don't feel bad about needing to look it up. When I was growing up in Texas we knew on June 19th. any blacks we worked with would not show up for work. I was nearly an adult before I knew why.

    Bob it is more than depressing, I think I've posted before that I've lived through CD's "duck and cover" exercises, fallout shelters, B-36's always flying over the farm, the Cuban missile crises, Kennedy, Nixon, Reagan, 9/11, and even W. This is the first time I have been truly frighten. As dangerous as all the others were this man-child could easily destroy the world and I think there is a greater chance of it happening than at any other time in my life. I'm not sure we as a country have the will or the tools to stop him.

    It has been almost 40 years in the making but Trump is the logical outcome of a political party pandering to know-nothings and the people who lost the war and their never ending battle to return to 1860 while stealing every thing they can get their hands on.

    I fear and weep for the USA but even more for the folks with out a dog in this fight.


  4. For Texas a first time on 24 February 1821, signed on 4 october 1824