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Juneteeth Celebration of Freedom Day

2007-2008 Bill 4215: Juneteenth Celebration of Freedom Day - South Carolina Legislature Online

South Carolina General Assembly

117th Session, 2007-2008

 

H. 4215

 

STATUS INFORMATION

House Resolution

Sponsors: Rep. Mitchell

Document Path: l:\council\bills\gjk\20379sd07.doc

 

Introduced in the House on June 5, 2007

Adopted by the House on June 5, 2007

Summary: Juneteenth Celebration of Freedom Day

HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS

Date    Body    Action Description with journal page number    

6/5/2007    House    Introduced and adopted HJ18

 

 

VERSIONS OF THIS BILL

6/5/2007

6/5/2007-A

A HOUSE RESOLUTION

TO DECLARE JUNE 16, 2007, AS “JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION OF FREEDOM DAY” IN SOUTH CAROLINA AS A DAY OF REFLECTION AND COMMEMORATION OF THE FREEDOM OF AFRICAN AMERICANS AND THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS TO THIS COUNTRY.

 

Whereas, in support of the annual Spartanburg “Juneteenth Celebration of Freedom Day”, the House of Representatives recognizes the contributions of African Americans past, present, and future; and

 

Whereas, due to Godgiven strength and determination, African Americans survived and arrived in America after a monthlong journey across the Atlantic Ocean known as the “Middle Passage” and Juneteenth acknowledges that journey; and

 

Whereas, “Juneteenth Celebration of Freedom Day” commemorates the day freedom was proclaimed to all slaves in the South by Union General Granger on June 19, 1865, in Galveston, Texas, more than two and a half years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation by President Abraham Lincoln; and

 

Whereas, Americans of all colors, creeds, cultures, religions, and countries of origins share in a common love of respect for freedom, as well as determination to protect their right to freedom through democratic institutions, by which the tenets of freedom are guaranteed and protected.  Now, therefore,

 

Be it resolved by the House of Representatives:

 

That the members of the House of Representatives do hereby declare June 16, 2007, as “Juneteenth Celebration of Freedom Day” in South Carolina and urge all citizens to recognize the importance of this celebration as a day of reflection and renewal commemorating AfricanAmerican freedom.

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