06.16.2021 TRANSCRIPT: Majority Leader Schumer Remarks At Press Conference On Passage Of Juneteenth Legislation Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today delivered remarks at a press conference on the Senate passage of Juneteenth legislation yesterday. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here: link to site It is a […]
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A Juneteenth Story
“It was the United States Colored Troops (USCT), who leaving from City Port, VA (present-day Hopewell, VA) as a "Show of Force" along the Texas\Mexico border to France's Maximilian, ran into a storm in the Gulf of Mexico and were forced to land at Galveston, TX on June 19, 1865. Over 4,000 USCT bivouac on the island that day and enforced the rumors of freedom to those still enslaved, while General Order #3 was posted on the door of the Colored church (present-day Reedy Chapel) informing all of their Absolute Equality