Free at Last!!!


If you don’t know the significance of this photo, then you don’t live in, nor are you from a southern state. The emancipation proclamation was a document that ended slavery on January 1, 1863 in the southern states, however, because the slaves had no television, phone or any other way to get the news, they were still slaves for another two years. This is more so in Texas, where I’ve been living for the past 21 years (despite not being born here, I’m still a Texan). On June 19, 1865, it was announced that slavery had been abolished in Texas. We celebrate this day because of its importance. Texas was the last slave state and where all of my family is from.


  1. I must admit I have never seen the poster you show above. That doesn’t mean I’m not curious however. I was born and raised in New York State, but I do love the south. I’ve been in Texas a few times, mainly because of basic training and the Air Force. Until today, I had no clue that slavery wasn’t abolished there for two years after the Emancipation Proclamation. Ouch!

    You’re darn skippy it’s an important day, and I’m glad to know that it is celebrated. Freedom in my opinion is more valuable than gold. When you have it, you just barely need anymore riches. I personally would be hard pressed to live without it. Happy Juneteenth!

    • Yep, it’s deeply celebrated here. I would’ve like to have gone out but I have an almost two month old and the weather is dreary (it’s been raining for three days, and we’re entering hurricane season). Many people don’t know that Texas was not a slave fee state until two years later and it’s not surprising. My mom was in the Air Force which is how we ended up here.

      • The wonderful thing about writing a blog is that you can stay in and still reach out and touch. You can Publish rain, shine, snow, or blow. Congrats for bringing a child into a state where freedom rings! What’s the old saying: “Better Later than Never!”

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