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It's Juneteenth, Spoutible! Time for a *CRT* lesson. Keep reading if you want to be a modern-day rebel for justice because 35 states in the USA are working on laws to make Black History discussions like this one ILLEGAL.

KEEP READING AT YOUR OWN RISK! Ha!
05:50 AM - Jun 19, 2023
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Most Americans learn in school that Black enslaved people of America were freed by the Emancipation Proclamation.

That's not true.

Honest Abe (Lincoln) Executive Order only freed slaves in the states fighting against the federal body of states in the Civil War.

It went into effect Jan.1, 1863.
05:55 AM - Jun 19, 2023
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How did slaves find out about the Emancipation Proclamation? By word of mouth.

Many slaves in all USA states were unable to read. Free & educated Blacks helped pass the word along by reading the document to other Blacks.

Hampton University. was the site for one of those public readings.
06:05 AM - Jun 19, 2023
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MAGA folks pt out that the Dems of Lincoln's Day opposed the Emancipation Proclamation, therefore modern-day Dems are "racists".

It's true that Dems of 1862 opposed Lincoln's resolution. They then switched parties to Republican with the 1970s Dixiecrat Movement.. Today's Dema aren't "racists".
06:16 AM - Jun 19, 2023
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It's also important to know that Honest Abe wasn't exactly completely honest about his plans for Black slave liberation in the USA.

Lincoln wanted to liberate Blacks by putting them on ships back to Africa. He changed his mind when looking at the situation militarily. The Union needed soldiers.
06:21 AM - Jun 19, 2023 (Edited)
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It's also important to know that before the Emancipation Proclamation went into effect, REPARATIONS were paid to some Americans.

Reparations for who, you ask?

Slave-owning families across the USA who no longer would have "laborers" to keep the US economy going.
06:33 AM - Jun 19, 2023
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The combination of enslaved people's freedom being passed along by word of mouth, only some states freeing slaves, and the desire by many US political leaders to not "hurt* the USA economy built in slavery...AND an ongoing war...that left many slaves in the dark about their freediom.
06:41 AM - Jun 19, 2023 (Edited)
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One group of American enslaved people who didn't get the word that they were free lived in Galveston, Texas.

The Texas slaves learned they were free on June 19, 1865. This was over 2 years after the Emancipation Proclamation went into effect.
06:49 AM - Jun 19, 2023
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Governor Greg Abbott often echoes Ron DeSantis's claim that "Black history makes white people feel bad about themselves."

Well, White Texans in Galveston should feel bad. They illegally kept 250K people enslaved when they were unknowingly free.
06:56 AM - Jun 19, 2023 (Edited)
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How did former enslaved Black Americans in Texascelebrate Juneteenth or Emancipation Day?

They had SEVEN days of revelry, parades, & church meetings.

Theccelebration traveled across America & was formally organized as ONE single celebration day in 1991.
07:05 AM - Jun 19, 2023
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So if you've read this far & are wondering "how is this a CRT lesson?", here's the deal.

CRT (critical race theory) involves examining US law to understand their lingering detrimental impacts on Black Americans.

US law freed Blacks in 1863. Texas broke the aw against Black Texans until 1865.
07:14 AM - Jun 19, 2023
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Here's a double bonus for those who read my complete thread.

There's still a problem with US law associated with the freeing of Black slaves. The 13th Amendment that ratified Black Americans as free citizens of the USA has a catch.

Blacks are free ONLY IF NOT IMPRISONED.
07:18 AM - Jun 19, 2023 (Edited)
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There are 3 US Congresspeople trying to get the rest of Congress to remove this enslavement clause from the 13th Amendment.

Please ask your Congress representatives to support this effort.
07:23 AM - Jun 19, 2023
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That's the end of this subversive CRT thread.

I encourage you to head out to your nearest Juneteenth celebration and share this part of our nation's history you now know.
07:26 AM - Jun 19, 2023
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Finally, here's my Juneteenth Day #SpoutingClassics contribution by Jimi Hendrix.

is Jimi singing about Juneteenth. Nope. He isn't.

I just think this is one pretty darn cool song for a Black celebration day like today.

Enjoy!
#Spoutible
Jimi Hendrix - Hear My Train A Comin' (Lyric Video) - YouTube

Click to subscribe: http://smarturl.it/SubscribeJHVevo?IQid=ytd.jh.HMTCLVListen to Jimi Hendrix on Spotify: http://smarturl.it/JimiHSpotify?IQid=ytd.jh.HMTCL...

07:38 AM - Jun 19, 2023 (Edited)
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