Dr. Ronald Myers has made it his mission in life to make sure June 19, or Juneteeth, becomes a nationally recognized holiday, since it marks the day slavery was abolished in the United States.
Myers says this moment in history is important to honor with a day of observance, especially now that America has an African- American president who himself has shown support to the Juneteenth campaign.
Once Juneteenth becomes a real holiday, people can celebrate by dancing, jumping, and singing in the streets, and even by re- enacting the horrible time when blacks were second-class citizens.
Myers says, People can do re-enactments of slavery. They can have someone dress in a generals uniform having a man whipped. Its a good way to make sure no one forgets why were celebrating the end of the black holocaust.
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