Chock Full of Celebration-June

June 19, 1865

President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, freeing slaves, was made into law January 1, 1863. Slaves in Galveston, Texas, however, did not officially get the news until June 19, 1865. Descendants of the Diaspora celebrate this day in memory of that day and honor those stolen from their land.

June is also Black Music Month. It was created by President Jimmy Carter on
June 7, 1979 with a concert on the White House lawn. In 2008,
President George W. Bush proclaimed, "I encourage all Americans to learn more about the history of Black music and to enjoy the great contributions of African-American singers, musicians and composers." Support local artists!

June is also the month we honor all fathers. Black Pearl Entertainment would like to wish all fathers a Happy Father's Day!

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