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Posted on Jun 19, 2021
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RallyPoint Shared Content awesome share and read of importance.
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SFC James J. Palmer IV aka "JP4"
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I will be the first to tell you that it is refreshing to me to see these types of posts. Posts that are educational, well written, and speak to a painful and unjust time in our countries history. I encourage you all on RP who are not familiar with this history and background to read through these articles that are included in the write-up. Many of you may not yet be familiar on what all this means or why this is of real significant to many of us in the Black Community.

June 19th has been declared a federal holiday which officially marked the end of slavery. The reason people are celebrating is NOT the act of slavery, slavery ain’t nothing to celebrate. It is because the government is finally acknowledging it with a federal holiday. Guess what? You’re looking at one of them celebrating as well. Me.

Happy Father’s Day.

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SMSgt Lawrence McCarter
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Freedom to which all are entitled only became a factual when people stood up and fought for that Freedom. Those that best know the value of Freedom are those that have lost it. We must remember History and its pitfalls be willing to fight and make sure that loss of Freedom never happens again ever !
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Weirdly enough, slavery wasn't actually abolished in the US until February 7, 2013. That's how long it took Mississippi to decide to stop hedging their bets on the slavery issue (not really, it was a clerical issue... or was it? Knowing Mississippi it could go either way).


https://www.cbsnews.com/news/after-148-years-mississippi-finally-ratifies-13th-amendment-which-banned-slavery/
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SSG Michael Noll Thanks for sharing
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Slavery was abolished in 1865. After 3/4 of the states ratified the 13th amendment, the ratification by the remaining states was purely symbolic, either a day, a month, or 148 years later.

3/4 ratification made it law, actually abolished.
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