The Prophetic Echoes of Juneteenth

The Prophetic Echoes of Juneteenth

Slavery didn’t officially end in Texas until June 19, 1865, when approximately 250,000 ex-slaves heard the news from Major Gen. Gordon Granger of the Union Army. The general cited General Orders, Number 3: “The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance...

Juneteenth, and freedom still waits

I suspect many people had not heard of “Juneteenth” before this week, when the 150th anniversary of the celebration followed by just two days the heartless murder of nine black worshipers in Charleston’s historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal...