Good morning Big Blue Nation and happy Friday to each and every one of you! And more importantly, happy Juneteenth!
Today on Juneteenth, we celebrate the ending of slavery in the United States dating back to 1865. Originating in Galveston, Texas on June 19th, 1865, the holiday celebrates African American freedom and emphasizes education and achievement.
While this day does not technically mark the end of slavery in the United States – that did not occur until the ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which abolished slavery entirely on December 6, 1865 – it does mark the day Gen.