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Honoring Juneteenth!

by Michelle Rath on June 19, 2023

Sinful Lashes has always supported diversity

Today, Juneteenth, commemorates 156 years of African American freedom and emphasizes education and achievement. While this has been widely celebrated since 1865, it only became a federal holiday in 2021. About time in our humble opinion. May we always continue to promote, celebrate, and advocate for the most vulnerable communities to shed light on social injustice and inequality.

What is Juneteenth all about?

The year 1501 marks the beginning of the Transatlantic slave trade, which lasts over 300 years, at least 10 million black men, women and children were forcibly transported from Africa to the Americas to be sold into slavery. In 1808 Congress outlaws the Transatlantic slave trade, forcing slave traders to rely on domestic slave trade between states. In 1861 Southern states that wish to preserve slavery secede from the U.S. to form the Confederate States of America, sparking the civil war. In 1863 President Abraham Lincoln proclaims the Emancipation of enslaved people in rebelling territories, taking effect on January 1, 1863. January of 1863, the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution frees all enslaved people and abolishes slavery in the U.S. In April of that year, the Civil War ends.

The Emancipation proclamation was effective in 1863 but it wasn’t until June 19th, 1865 that a Union general arrived in Galveston, Texas to inform enslaved African Americans that they were free. His announcement effectively marked the official declaration of the end of slavery.

At Sinful Lashes, we celebrate the achievements this date represents and pledge our support to all those in pursuit of equality through diversity.