"'The question is not whether we will be efficacious in provoking Congress to act,' the Rev. Theodore Seamons, pastor of Woodbridge Methodist Church said. 'Nine months after the summer of 1967, in which 85 died and 1,600 were wounded and millions of dollars of property lost, 12 weeks after the issuance of the federal report, which condemned white racism and gave 160 suggestions for action, a few weeks since Dr. Martin Luther King was murdered... The organization of the delegation to the Solidarity Day program of the Poor People's March Wednesday say they are involved in this effort because 'it's something we must do.'"
Tag: Juneteenth 2021
June 19, 1865 — Juneteenth: General Order No. 3, by Major-General Gordon Granger
"On June 19, 1865, Major General Gordon Granger landed at the port of Galveston to extend Union military and civil authority over Texas. The most controversial and far-reaching of his civil edicts, General Order No. 3, enforced the terms of the Emancipation Proclamation and liberated more than 200,000 Black slaves. That event is commemorated today as Juneteenth."