Sunday, 24 May 2009
Sarah Palin breaks with tradition. Well, nearly...
From Sarah Palin's twitter:
At Juneteenth book dedication ceremony @ Anchorage's Loussac Library. Happy to attend event celebrating freedom for ALL.
Wow, Sarah Palin broke with tradition and actually attended a Juneteenth event! She may have misinterpreted the meaning of the holiday, though. In the twit, she emphasized the word ALL.
Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States.
From its Galveston, Texas origin in 1865, the observance of June 19th as the African American Emancipation Day has spread across the United States and beyond.
Juneteenth commemorates African American freedom and emphasizes education and achievement.
Why couldn't she say she was happy to attend and event celebrating freedom for African Americans? As far as I know, no other ethnic group was enslaved in America.
Why did she have to put that little twist at the end of her twit?
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