By Michael G. Stogner
San Mateo County Manager Mike Callagy thinks its OK to wait until NEXT year for SMC to act on this. What do you think?
President Joe Biden signed this into law today.
June 19 is a date that marks a pivotal event in our country’s history. While the Emancipation Proclamation became official on January 1, 1863, many enslaved Africans were in states where slavery continued or where they didn’t know that they were free. On June 19, 1865, Union Major General Gordon Granger informed more than 250,000 enslaved African Americans in Texas that they were free, and the 13th Amendment followed on Dec. 8, 1865.
Think about that for a few minutes, It took 2.5 years for the Official word to get passed on to 250,000 Slaves in Texas. Lets not waste one more second. Lets share the history of this Country.
Black Lives Matter! Act Like It San Mateo County Government.
Menlo Park Juneteenth Celebration