On this day in 1868, Secretary of State William H. Seward issued an official proclamation that certified adoption of the 14th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States. This Constitutional amendment gave the former African-American slaves U.S. citizenship, thereby overturning the Dred Scott decision. It also granted due process under the law.
“Each of you, as an individual, must pick your own goals. Listen to others, but do not become a blind follower.”~Thurgood Marshall American lawyer, civil rights activist, and first African-American justice to the Supreme Court of the United States Thurgood Marshall was born on this day in 1908.
The importance of June 19, or Juneteenth, in U.S. history, has come into sharp focus on the American landscape in the last couple of weeks. But why, exactly, is Juneteenth so significant? According to Wikipedia: “Juneteenth is an unofficial American holiday and an official Texas state holiday, celebrated annually on the 19th of June in … Continue reading Juneteenth: Celebrating Freedom