June 19, 1865 Major General Gordon Granger issued an order declaring:
“The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free. This involves an absolute equality of personal rights and rights of property between former masters and slaves, and the connection heretofore existing between them becomes that between employer and hired labor. The freedmen are advised to remain quietly at their present homes and work for wages. They are informed that they will not be allowed to collect at military posts and that they will not be supported in idleness either there or elsewhere.” —General Orders, Number 3; Headquarters District of Texas, Galveston, June 19, 1865" (https://www.pbs.org/wnet/african-americans-many-rivers-to-cross/history/what-is-juneteenth/)
Every year we celebrate the holiday formally known as Juneteenth....this year is a little different. As we move into the third week of protests, and the 4th month of partial quarantine, this statement tee is a perfect way to let others know where you stand.
ALL LIVES WILL MATTER....WHEN BLACK LIVES MATTER