Day: June 18, 2022

June 18

By Clara Santoro | June 18, 2022 | Comments Off on June 18

Reflection Tomorrow is Juneteenth, the holiday commemorating the end of slavery by marking the day enslaved people in Texas learned they were free. It is now a federal holiday. Since some may still not know its origin, it is worth a review. The Emancipation Proclamation signed by President Abraham Lincoln which became official on Jan. 1, 1863, was supposed to free the slaves. However, with the Civil War going on and…