Bishop Talley Shares Video on Juneteenth – A Federal Holiday
Please click on the following link for an important video message from Bishop Talley on Juneteenth (June 19), which is now a federal Holiday: BishopTalleyJuneteenth. Please share this video as the best disciples. God bless!
Did You Know…
· Yesterday, President Biden signed a bill establishing Juneteenth (June 19) as a federal Holiday.
· The date marks the end of slavery in the U.S. It’s the day in 1865 when troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, announcing the American Civil War was over and all enslaved people were free.
· Awareness of Juneteenth increased in recent years, but the Holiday has been an important celebration in the African-American community since it was first recognized in 1866.
· Juneteenth Freedom Day is the first new federal Holiday since Martin Luther King Jr. Day in 1983.