Because I am finally getting the chance to post our wedding video!!!!! To watch the full wedding video click the link in my bio!!! If you just want to watch the highlight video, it should be located in the next column on YouTube!!!!! Thanks @eivans_inc !
I felt so vintage in this jumpsuit. ❤️ I have to thank my sister for finding this @urbanoutfitters onsale! I knew I wasn't going to get two dress, and I couldn't find anything else I wanted to wear until she found this the week before the wedding!!!! What would I do without my big sis @glam__mob! 😍 Also this picture was crop although I didn't want to 😘
#juneteenth While standing on the balcony of #ashtonvilla, Union General Gordon Granger read the contents of #generalorderno3: "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." Large celebrations on June 19 began in 1866 and continued regularly into the early 20th century. The African-Americans treated this day like the Fourth of July and the celebrations contained similar events. In the early days, the celebration included a prayer service, speakers with inspirational messages, reading of the emancipation proclamation, stories from former slaves, food, red soda water, games, rodeos and dances. The celebration of June 19 as #emancipationday spread from Texas to the neighboring states of Louisiana, Arkansas and Oklahoma. It has also appeared in Alabama, Florida, and California as African-American Texans migrated. In many parts of Texas, ex-slaves purchased land, or "emancipation grounds," for the Juneteenth gathering. Examples include: #emancipationpark in Houston, purchased in 1872; what is now Booker T. Washington Park in Mexia; and Emancipation Park in East Austin. #handbookoftexas#texasstatelibrary#nmaahc#ncnw
I'm pretty sure everyone has heard someone mentioning that today is "Juneteeth", but y'all understand why we celebrate this holiday? If you don't, letcha friendly neighborhood knowledge pusher drop sumthin on ya right quick. 💎🤔💯 My 5 L's ☁️ #juneteenth is the commemoration of the June 19, 1865 announcement, which is also formally known as #generalorderno3, delivered by Union #generalgordongranger in front of the #ashtonvilla in Galveston, Texas addressing the abolition of slavery in the Texas (and subsequently the rest of the South). ☁️ Although the Emancipation Proclamation was put into effect January 1, 1863, Texas was not a battleground state and would not be effected by the EP unless a slave escaped. ☁️Former slaves celebrated in the streets of Galveston but still faced hardships in finding work in the years afterwards due to segregation and was barred from using public parks to celebrate the event. So many freedmen gathered funds to acquire land to hold their celebration i.e Emancipation Park in Austin and Booker T. Washington Park in Mexia. ☁️As the second wave of the Great Migration continued in the mid 20th century, the celebration stated to spread to other cities such as Oakland, Seattle, Los Angeles and etc. ☁️Today the holiday is now observed in 45 of the 50 states as either a state holiday, a ceremonial holiday, or a day of observance. Texas was the first state establish the celebration as a state holiday under legislation in 1980. Only New Hampshire, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, and Hawaii do not recognize the celebration. #openupyourmindcraig💡 #lemmedropsumthinonya💎 #ouymc💡 #ldsoy💎