saywhat-politics:

The House on Wednesday passed bipartisan legislation to make June 19th, known as “Juneteenth,” a national holiday celebrating the end of slavery in the US.

The bill passed by a margin of 415 in favor and 14 against, with all no votes coming from Republicans.

“It has been a long journey,” Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, a Democrat from Houston and author of the bill, said on the floor. “This bill and this day is about freedom.”

Good luck observing it in Mississippi.

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antifainternational:

In honor of our 7th anniversary, each day this month we will post one of  our favorite antifascist actions from around the world from the past  year!

Today: June 19 2020 – On Juneteenth protesters in Washington DC tore down
the statue of Confederate general Albert Pike and set it on fire,
chanting “No justice, no peace, no racist police!”.

Donald Trump quickly tweeted about the toppling, calling out DC mayor Muriel Bowser and writing: “The
DC police are not doing their job as they watched a statue be ripped
down and burn. These people should be immediately arrested. A disgrace
to our country.
”.
Jubilant protesters read out Trump’s tweet over a bullhorn and cheered.

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historycultureeducation:

Title: U.S. Army troops of the 2nd Infantry Division stands guard in line formation at the University of Mississippi following a race riot over the admission of black student James Meredith (October 1962) [1786 x 1786]

Source: https://reddit.com/r/HistoryPorn/comments/kyjsei/us_army_troops_of_the_2nd_infantry_division/

Author: https://www.reddit.com/user/TrendWarrior101

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footnoteinhistory:

kaisar-dot-com:

footnoteinhistory:

Every time a racist gets mad when talking about the Civil War you just gotta make your name for it longer and more truthful

Oh, you call it the “War for Southern Independence”? How about the Great Union Victory? The Yankee Triumph? The War of Southern Aggression in Defense of Slavery? The War of What W.E.B. DuBois Called White Southern Moral Cowardice, Fought and Lost by Weak Men and Traitors?

You dont have to suck Yankees off that much lmao its not so black and white

I’m sorry are you upset about something I said concerning the War Where All The Southerners Had Little Dicks And Cried Like Babies When They Got Their Asses Kicked (1861-1865)

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Didn’t just about every state that seceeded mention slavery being the main reason in their constitution or something?

captain-price-official:

vaguelyconcernedtriangle:

The unfortunate truth is that the war wouldn’t have started if not for deliberate military occupation by the North.

But the American Confederacy and the American Union allowed Slavery.

Claiming that one side opposed slavery and the other supported it just isn’t factual.

captain-price-official:

Hush now, Dixieboo, the adults are talking.

fancytowne:

All this does is acknowledge that the secessions were, for the most part, about slavery. This is not sufficient to establish that slavery was the cause of the war.

This is like saying the cause of the Vietnam War was that North Vietnam wanted to unite the north and the south under one communist system; while this is an accurate statement, it does nothing to address the US’s motivation for involvement.

footnoteinhistory:

Thank you, great resource!!!

lost-hues-of-days-past:

footnoteinhistory:

I can’t speak to the individual state declarations or constitutions, but the Constitution of the Confederacy included specific references to slavery and Alexander Stephens’ Cornerstone Speech, describing the basis of the Confederacy, is an explicit defense and promotion of slavery. Anyone arguing that the Civil War was not about slavery, at this point, is willfully and dangerously ignorant

Here’s a good list of state declarations that made mention of slavery.

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socialjusticeinamerica:

Trae Crowder, the Liberal Redneck.

“The Confederate States may acquire new territory; and Congress shall have power to legislate and provide governments for the inhabitants of all territory belonging to the Confederate States, lying without the limits of the several States; and may permit them, at such times, and in such manner as it may by law provide, to form States to be admitted into the Confederacy. In all such territory the institution of negro slavery, as it now exists in the Confederate States, shall be recognized and protected by Congress and by the Territorial government; and the inhabitants of the several Confederate States and Territories shall have the right to take to such Territory any slaves lawfully held by them in any of the States or Territories of the Confederate States.”

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