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Fri Jun 19, 2020, 10:31 AM

Three States Have Not Recognized Juneteenth.

This data comes from The Congressional Research Service Juneteenth: Fact Sheet, which is referenced in this CNN article. I imported the data into a spreadsheet to sort and analyze it.

In order of recognition:
State Year
1 Texas 1980
2 Florida 1991
3 Oklahoma 1994
4 Minnesota 1996
5 Delaware 2000
6 Alaska 2001
7 Idaho 2001
8 Oregon 2001
9 Pennsylvania 2001
10 Iowa 2002
11 California 2003
12 Connecticut 2003
13 Illinois 2003
14 Louisiana 2003
15 Missouri 2003
16 Wyoming 2003
17 Colorado 2004
18 New Jersey 2004
19 New York 2004
20 Arkansas 2005
21 Kentucky 2005
22 Michigan 2005
23 New Mexico 2006
24 Ohio 2006
25 Kansas 2007
26 Massachusetts 2007
27 North Carolina 2007
28 Tennessee 2007
29 Vermont 2007
30 Virginia 2007
31 Washington 2007
32 South Carolina 2008
33 West Virginia 2008
34 Nebraska 2009
35 Wisconsin 2009
36 Indiana 2010
37 Mississippi 2010
38 Alabama 2011
39 Georgia 2011
40 Maine 2011
41 Nevada 2011
42 Rhode Island 2012
43 Maryland 2014
44 Arizona 2016
45 Utah 2016
46 Montana 2017
47 New Hampshire 2019
Hawaii Not recognized
North Dakota Not recognized
South Dakota Not recognized

I noticed an error in The Congressional Research Service document. It says:

On January 1, 1980, Juneteenth officially became a Texas state holiday. Al Edwards, a freshman state representative, put forward the bill, H.B. 1016, making Texas the first state to grant this emancipation celebration. Since then, 45 other states and the District of Columbia have also commemorated or recognized the day.

It should say "46 other states" for a total of 47. The paragraph was probably written before New Hampshire was added last year.

I can see the red states of North and South Dakota not being on the list, but Hawaii needs to get busy so that a blue state doesn't wind up in last place!

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Reply Three States Have Not Recognized Juneteenth. (Original post)
Towlie Jun 2020 OP
MagickMuffin Jun 2020 #1
nocoincidences Jun 2020 #2
Towlie Jun 2020 #3
Coleman Jun 2020 #5
MontanaMama Jun 2020 #4
Ex Lurker Jun 2020 #6
central scrutinizer Jun 2020 #8
Alacritous Crier Jun 2020 #9
riversedge Jun 2020 #7

Response to Towlie (Original post)

Fri Jun 19, 2020, 10:37 AM

1. For all the Texas bashing and bashers . . . . Texas Led The Way


How about those apples?

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Response to MagickMuffin (Reply #1)

Fri Jun 19, 2020, 10:43 AM

2. Juneteenth started in Texas.

Juneteenth is a Texas state holiday celebrated annually on the 19th of June throughout the United States to commemorate Union army general Gordon Granger announcing federal orders in the city of Galveston, Texas, on June 19, 1865, proclaiming that all slaves in Texas were now free.

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Response to MagickMuffin (Reply #1)

Fri Jun 19, 2020, 10:44 AM

3. Are you proud that Texas concealed the Emancipation Proclamation from its slaves for 2-1/2 years?

From https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/19/entertainment/taylor-swift-juneteenth/index.html

June 19 commemorates the day in which slaves in Texas learned slavery had ended -- two and a half years after President Abraham Lincoln had signed the Emancipation Proclamation.

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Response to Towlie (Reply #3)

Fri Jun 19, 2020, 11:00 AM

5. Texas at that time was in revolt

The emancipation proclamation only applied to those slaves behind enemy lines. It did not apply to those slaves in Missouri and Maryland, or confederate territory that had already been defeated.

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Response to MagickMuffin (Reply #1)

Fri Jun 19, 2020, 10:45 AM

4. Living in a red state myself,

I know how hard it is when the bashing begins.

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Response to Towlie (Original post)

Fri Jun 19, 2020, 11:11 AM

6. My RWNJ BIL owns his own business and usually knocks off at noon on Fridays

Today he's working all day out of spite

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Response to Ex Lurker (Reply #6)

Fri Jun 19, 2020, 11:48 AM

8. Wow, that'll show 'em

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Response to Ex Lurker (Reply #6)

Fri Jun 19, 2020, 11:52 AM

9. I'll never understand that kind of hate.

When I watch footage of white's attacking black protesters from the 60s and now from today, my mind is always blown at the level of rage they exhibit. It's frightening.

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Response to Towlie (Original post)

Fri Jun 19, 2020, 11:31 AM

7. Thanks. good info.

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