Juneteenth

Ginger talks about a Texas-specific Civil War holiday called Juneteenth, and remarks about its relative obscurity in that weird new state of residence of hers called New Jersey.


It’s briefly mentioned in papers and the radio and I remember mentions of it in NY, CA and here in Minnesota, but its not a real celebration per se. You have to admit that it IS Texas specific as far as the date itself. June 19, 1865 doesn’t really register on the national consciousness.
What it represents, though, is universal: Freedom, and the end of Slavery. On those grounds, I wouldn’t mind its observance spreading outward from Texas.