Perfect vintage fit, embroidered stitched in yellow f “Juneteenth Black Independence Day June 19 1865” and the quoted announcement, printed on the back, by Major General Gordon Granger on June 19th 1865. This is the perfect tee for your Juneteenth festivities, your 4th of July go to shirt, your black history month go to, and for those when you just want to remind the world what’s free!
The full quote is "The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free. This involves an absolute equality of personal rights and rights of property between former masters and slaves, and the connection heretofore existing between them becomes that between employer and hired labor. The freedmen are advised to remain quietly at their present homes and work for wages. They are informed that they will not be allowed to collect at military posts and that they will not be supported in idleness either there or elsewhere.” —General Orders, Number 3; Headquarters District of Texas, Galveston, June 19, 1865.
Juneteenth is a celebration honoring the day Black Slaves were legally freed in the United States. President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863. However, slaves in Texas and other states were not told until two years later on June 19th 1865. Crazy to think in world today of instant communication and Breaking News stories.
This shirt pays homage to a day of celebration. The true independence day.
***5% of proceeds will be donated to Reality Check Mentoring Foundation @realitycheckmentoringinc
- 100% ring spun cotton
- Soft washed garment dyed fabric
- Double needle collar
- Twill taped neck and shoulders
- Double needle armhole, sleeve and bottom hems
- As with all pigment dyed shirts colors will vary slightly.
- Embroidery Stitched Letters on Front. Digital Print Quote on Back.
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