Saturday, June 19, 2010

# save the planet saturday # slavery

Save the Planet Saturday

Happy Juneteenth! I know what you're thinking. You're thinking that I've made up another word, but you're wrong! Juneteenth really is a holiday that is celebrated in 36 different states. It marks the official end of slavery in the United States, 145 years ago. In 1865, the words of the Emancipation Proclamation finally reached Galveston, Texas, where those enslaved were set free.

What does this have to do with saving the planet? Well, the planet is more than just grass and trees and water. It's people too. So, take today to be thankful for the land that you live in and the people that surround you.


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