何毓琦的个人博客分享 http://blog.sciencenet.cn/u/何毓琦 哈佛(1961-2001) 清华(2001-date)

博文

What President Trump Just Made Famous

已有 1829 次阅读 2020-6-19 22:32 |个人分类:生活点滴|系统分类:海外观察

For new readers and those who request to be “好友 good friends” please read my 公告 first

What President Trump Just Made Famous

Almost every school kids in the US know or have heard of the Emancipation Proclamation made by President Lincoln. They may not know the exact date (1/1/1863) but they all know the intent of abolishing slavery. However few Americans, including President Trump, knew the significance of the date “Juneteenth (6/19/1865) which is the date when the state of Texas, the last stronghold of slavery, finally freed the slaves 2.5 years later. In my 70 years living in the US, this is the first time like many Americans that I learned the date 6/19 is celebrated by African Americans as their national holiday (President Trump had to be told by one of his secret service person who is an African American of the significance of “Juneteenth”). Now there is a movement to make 6/19 officially a national holiday as a result of the “Black Lives Matter” protest movements going on in the US and world wide for the past month. How times have changed. For more go to https://nmaahc.si.edu/blog-post/celebrating-juneteenth 




http://blog.sciencenet.cn/blog-1565-1238569.html

上一篇:A Possible Problem for Chinese student in US universities
下一篇:An one and half minute film worth your time

2 许培扬 武夷山

该博文允许注册用户评论 请点击登录 评论 (0 个评论)

数据加载中...

Archiver|手机版|科学网 ( 京ICP备07017567号-12 )

GMT+8, 2020-8-9 20:11

Powered by ScienceNet.cn

Copyright © 2007- 中国科学报社

返回顶部