Honoring Juneteenth with a Reading of the Emancipation Proclamation

For honoring Juneteenth a reading of the Emancipation Proclamation is rewritten as per the audio is as follows for the readers to understand the relevance of Juneteenth with its reading Emancipation Proclamation

NPR staff individuals read the Emancipation Proclamation to observe Juneteenth.

Honoring Juneteenth with a Reading of the Emancipation Proclamation

LEILA FADEL (Host for the event):

Today, the central government notices Juneteenth. The occasion denotes the appearance of U.S. Armed force troops in Galveston, Texas, on 19th June 1865. The soldiers told a portion of the last oppressed Americans that were free. They were authorizing the Emancipation Proclamation, wherein President Abraham Lincoln declared a few oppressed individuals to be free on 1st January 1863. We’re going to hear that report completely. Above all, we need to hear from Nathan Connolly, an academic administrator /professor of history working at Johns Hopkins University.

honoring Juneteenth a reading of the Emancipation Proclamation
honoring Juneteenth a reading of the Emancipation Proclamation

Wishing you all Good Morning.

NATHAN CONNOLLY: Good morning.

FADEL: So what did the Emancipation Proclamation do?

CONNOLLY: So the liberation of African Americans from servitude was an exceptionally dynamic cycle. The underlying Emancipation Proclamation came as a result of very nearly two years of individuals escaping ranches. So when the decree was officially given in January 1863, it was there to successfully rebuff expresses that were in defiance and empower the individuals who trusted in the tactical power and capability of African-slid individuals to fundamentally realize that there would have been opportunity toward the finish of this tactical battle or possibly as a basic piece of it.

FADEL: We will hear in a second, that the decree prohibits a few regions of the country. Why would that be?

CONNOLLY: the regions such as Delaware, Maryland, Kentucky, West Virginia, and even Tennessee, are all the  Confederate states however were under association control – they were undeniably excluded. There’s a manner by which you would rather not rebuff your partners or the individuals who are now important for the cause of the Union. You need to make this arrangement is there for your military adversaries. When the Emancipation Proclamation was composed, it required a great deal of help to do the total job.

FADEL: So we should discuss the meaning of Juneteenth. What’s the significance here, and how would we celebrate it?

CONNOLLY: thinking back on Frederick Douglass’ exceptionally renowned discourse in 1852, “What to the Slave Is The Fourth Of July?,” it was extremely certain that the country’s Independence Day was not equally same as the Black Independence Day. Juneteenth is a sort of affirmation that July 4 was fragmented, yet additionally that it required exceptionally dynamic endeavors on the pieces of ordinary Black individuals, the military, and the national government that there is a sort of slightness to freedom.

honoring Juneteenth a reading of the Emancipation Proclamation
honoring Juneteenth a reading of the Emancipation Proclamation

FADEL: Nathan Connolly is an academic administrator or associate professor of history at Johns Hopkins University. Many thanks.

CONNOLLY: Thank you.

FADEL: now what we will hear is the NPR reading the Emancipation Proclamation.


MICHEL MARTIN, BYLINE: (started Reading) By USA President, a proclamation/declaration. While, on the 22nd September, in the time of our Lord 1,000 800 and 62, a declaration was given by the US president, containing, in addition to other things, the accompanying, indeed…

UNIDENTIFIED PERSON number 1: (started Reading) On 1st of January, in the extended period of our Lord 1,000 800 and 63, all people held as slaves inside any State or assigned piece of a State, individuals whereof will then be in disobedience to the United States, will be then, thenceforward, and perpetually free…

UNIDENTIFIED PERSON number 2: (started Reading) And the US Executive Government involving the military and maritime authority thereof, will perceive and keep up such persons freedom and will do no demonstration or acts to quell such people, or any of them, in any endeavors they might make for their real freedom.

RODNEY CARMICHAEL, BYLINE: (Started Reading) the Executive will, on 1st January previously mentioned, by the announcement, assign the States and portions of States, in the case, that any, in which individuals thereof, separately, will be in disobedience to the US…

honoring Juneteenth a reading of the Emancipation Proclamation
honoring Juneteenth a reading of the Emancipation Proclamation

JUANA SUMMERS, BYLINE: (Reading) And the way that any State, or individuals thereof, will on that day be, sincerely, addressed in the Congress of US by individuals picked thereto at decisions wherein a greater part of the certified electors of such State will have taken part, will, without trace areas of strength for of declaration, be considered definitive proof that such State, and individuals thereof, are not then in disobedience to the US.

UNIDENTIFIED PERSON #3: (started Reading) Now, I, Abraham Lincoln, USA President by the excellence of the power in me vested as Commander-in-Chief, of US Army and Navy in the season of genuine furnished disobedience to the power and legislature of the United States, and as a fit and fundamental conflict measure for stifling said defiance…

JAY WILLIAMS, BYLINE: (started Reading) Do, on this 1st January, in the extended time of our Lord 1,000 800 and 63, and as per my motivation so to do openly announced for the full time of 100 days, from the day first previously mentioned, request and assign as the States and portions of States wherein individuals thereof separately, are this day in defiance to the United States, the accompanying, indeed…

TONYA MOSLEY, BYLINE: (started Reading) Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana, (except the Parishes of St. Bernard, Plaquemines, Jefferson, St. John, St. Charles, St. James Ascension, Assumption, Terrebonne, Lafourche, St. Mary, St. Martin, and Orleans, including the City of New Orleans) Mississippi, Alabama…

KAREN GRIGSBY BATES, BYLINE: (Started Reading) Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia, (except the 48 regions assigned as West Virginia, and the districts of Berkley, Accomac, Northampton, Elizabeth City, York, Princess Ann, and Norfolk, including the urban communities of Norfolk and Portsmouth[)], and which excepted parts, are for the present, left unequivocally as though this declaration were not given.

KORVA COLEMAN, BYLINE: (Started Reading) And by uprightness of the power, and for the reason aforementioned, I do arrange and pronounce that all people held as slaves inside said assigned States, and portions of States, are, and henceforward will be free…

honoring Juneteenth a reading of the Emancipation Proclamation
honoring Juneteenth a reading of the Emancipation Proclamation

Quality DEMBY, BYLINE: (Started Reading) and that the Executive administration of the US, including the military and maritime specialists thereof, will perceive and keep up with the opportunity of said people.

CHERYL CORLEY, BYLINE: (Started Reading) And I thus charge upon individuals so pronounced to be allowed to keep away from all savagery, except if in vital self-protection; and I prescribe to them that, in all situations when permitted, they work steadfastly for sensible wages.

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CORY TURNER, BYLINE: (Started Reading) And I further proclaim and spread the word about, that such people of reasonable condition, will be gotten into the equipped assistance of the United States to post fortresses, positions, stations, and different spots, and to man vessels of numerous types in said administration.

AYESHA RASCOE, BYLINE: (Started Reading) And upon this demonstration, truly accepted to be a demonstration of equity, justified by the Constitution, upon military need, I summon the thoughtful judgment of humankind and the generous blessing of Almighty God.

WALTER RAY WATSON, BYLINE: (Started Reading) in the witness thereof, I have hereunto set my hand and made the mark of the United States be appended. Done at the City of Washington, this 1st  January, in the extended time of our Lord 1,000 800 and 63, and of the Independence of the US of America the eighty-seventh. The president, Abraham Lincoln


FADEL: A perusing of the Emancipation Proclamation for Juneteenth, otherwise called Emancipation Day or Black Independence Day.

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