Happy Juneteenth! It’s totally a holiday. I mean, you know that right? We definitely knew that. What does it mean, you ask? Um, you know what it means! Stop playin’. Well, since you’re obviously celebrating this well-known, monumental day, here’s a quiz all about it to add to your festivities!
By Quntfront*, AFROPUNK Contributor
So, WFT is Juneteenth?
a) Why even quiz me? You know I know.
b) A holiday that commemorates the emancipation of all African-American slaves.
c) a holiday!
Why is it even called Juneteenth?
a) Lol, you play too much.
b) Because it directly references the June 19, 1865 announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas, which officially freed the last of the slaves in the United States.
c) Because it’s in June, bruh.
What states recognize Juneteenth as a legal holiday?
a) The United States, like…
b) Texas and Oklahoma, only
What year did Texas officially start celebrating Juneteenth?
b) Jan. 1, 1980, thanks to black legislator Al Edwards
c) They been had been celebrating
Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation pushed for freedom cause dude loved black people.
a) Everybody should know the answer to this…
b) No, Lincoln gave zero fucks about black freedom. The point of the Emancipation Proclamation was to preserve the Union. Ya’ll don’t believe, well here’s proof of him talking about it to a colleague from the New York Tribune in 1862:
“My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union and is not either to save or destroy Slavery,” Lincoln wrote. “What I do about Slavery and the colored race, I do because I believe it helps to save this Union…”
c) Even I know that shit ain’t true
If you answered mostly Bs, congratulations, you knew about Juneteenth! If you answered mostly Cs, well, okay gurl. And if you answered mostly As, you should prolly read up on Juneteenth cause ain’t nobody falling for your elusive answers. Actually, everybody should read up on Juneteenth cause let’s not even play like we really learned all a this in school.
*This post originally appeared on Quntfront