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The 4th Of July In New York State May Mean Celebrating The Abolition Of Slavery

Written by on July 27, 2020

2020 has been a year we will never forget, a year of change, and a year of discovery. This year has been filled with ugliness and beauty, the worst and the best of humanity. It has been in a strange way about balance. In all things have to find the good to balance circumstances or situations that we feel are not good.

For example the 4th of July America’s Independence Day. Because of racial injustice, systemic racism, and police brutality, many black people across the country decided not to celebrate. But, what if you discovered you could actually celebrate the 4th of July like we celebrate Juneteenth?

Did you know Lawmakers passed legislation this month to designate every second Monday in July as Abolition Commemoration Day?

So, here in New York, we can actually celebrate the 4th of July for being free from slavery.

Slavery was not completely abolished until July 4th, 1827 in New York. On March 31, 1817, a statute was enacted that gave freedom to New York slaves who had been born before July 4, 1799. However, the statute didn’t become effective until July 4, 1827.

With learning this and living in New York will you celebrate the abolition of slavery for the state on the 4th of July?

Let us know your thoughts text or call and leave a message with your comment at 678-1039.

Source: NYSenate.gov

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