The African-American writer Ralph Ellison, known for his novel “The Invisible Man” wrote his manuscript “Juneteenth” and came to be spoken by the work of John Callahan and Adam Bradley (my prof. at the Claremont Colleges) after his death.
The Emancipation Proclamation gave freedom to slaves in the southern states of the United States, but many owners ignored it and kept their slaves in captivity for 2 more years. In fact, it took a Civil War for the Emancipation Proclamation to be respected.
Juneteenth was a shocking and unforgettable day. On June 19, 1865 it was announced the end of slavery in Texas, nearly two and a half years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation in 1862.
Juneteenth is considered a typical celebration of the USA. Its action remains as one of the least recognized days of the significant achievements in American history commemoration.
Today is June 19, also known as “Juneteenth”. The reason why we call it like that is that it relates to the Day of commemoration of the abolition of slavery in America. Continue reading and find out some cool cards about its celebration.
During “Flag Week – from June 14 onwards – all citizens and residents of the United States of America are encouraged to hoist the flag that symbolizes national tradition. Next you will find lots of cards and images to do this virtually!
In 1916, US President Woodrow Wilson issued a statement reaffirming Flag Day celebration; but it was not until August 1949 that, under President Harry S. Truman, the US Congress signed into law, although not national holiday. Only in the state of Pennsylvania is celebrated as a holiday.
Today, June 14, we celebrate the “Flag Day”, whose act was approved for official use during the Second Continental Congress in 1777. Next you are going to find lots of cards and images for you to download, share or print totally for free!
Each year, the President of the United States proclaims the Day of the Flag and decrees hoist the flags on federal buildings; many Americans also display a flag in their homes, gardens, workplaces, schools. In many cities public commemorations are also performed.
Each June 14 Americans celebrate Flag Day to commemorate the anniversary of the adoption of the current design of the flag of the United States, formalized in 1777 by the Continental Congress.