What Is Juneteenth?

Dear Blue Poet Seeds, Blue Poet Tree cordially invite you to the 20th Annual Juneteenth Extravaganza on Monday, June 19, 2017 from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm at the Brownsville Heritage House. Quindell will be a featured performer for you that night! (FREE Admission)

Please see the flyer below! 

We look forward to seeing you!

Flyer to Mondays event

Flyer to Mondays event

Juneteenth is an actual state holiday only registered in Texas. People celebrate Juneteenth all over but it's only recognized officially in Texas as Emancipation Day. Just as people are awakening today from ignorance and unconsciousness of the state of oppression on mental slavery that we are in this modern society, the "African-Americans" immediately after the emancipation proclamation couldn't even comprehend that they were "free." Evidently and because of pre-advanced media, it was difficult for the news that slavery was "abolished" to travel across America and reach Africans. So two years after the emancipation proclamation, on June 19th, 1865, news finally arrived to Texas that slavery was abolished. This became the first official commeroration or celebration of the end of slavery. Just like the news of the emancipation should've been informed and celebrated nationally, this holiday Juneteenth should be. If you feel this way, below is the petition to make Juneteenth a national holiday. 

Peace, Give thanks, Quindell