Friday, June 19, 2020

“Juneteenth”

June 19, 2020

Juneteenth commemorates the day the Emancipation Proclamation was read to newly freed slaves in Texas thus ending of slavery in the United States.

For Time
6 Rounds of:
19 Double Push-up Burpees
18 Pull-ups
65 Alternating Jumping Lunges
400m Run

From Wikipedia:
The western Army of the Trans-Mississippi did not surrender until June 2.[15] On June 18, Union Army General Gordon Granger arrived at Galveston Island with 2,000 federal troops to occupy Texas on behalf of the federal government.[citation needed] The following day, standing on the balcony of Galveston’s Ashton Villa, Granger read aloud the contents of “General Order No. 3”, announcing the total emancipation of those held as slaves:

“The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free. This involves an absolute equality of personal rights and rights of property between former masters and slaves, and the connection heretofore existing between them becomes that between employer and hired labor. The freedmen are advised to remain quietly at their present homes and work for wages. They are informed that they will not be allowed to collect at military posts and that they will not be supported in idleness either there or elsewhere”