On June 19, 1865, Gen. Gordon Granger gave federal orders asserting the liberty all slaves in Texas. Now, 155 years later, the day is named Juneteenth and is formally acknowledged as a state vacation in Texas.
Beneath is how MMA fighters and others within the fight sports activities group commemorated the historic second in historical past.
Sensible phrases from @kareemabduljabbar_33 on this Juneteenth, a celebration of freedom: ‘Make a buddy out of any person who doesn’t appear to be you, and get to know humanity. You’ll get a greater understanding of who your fellow residents are.’ -KAJ pic.twitter.com/l4IHtXJr4j
— Ben Saunders (@bensaundersMMA) June 19, 2020