One of the famous Hollywood icons, Morgan Freeman, has shared a recent post via his official Instagram account and made a powerful statement to celebrate National Freedom Day.
It’s Juneteenth, the day that commemorates June 19, 1865, when word reached Texas of the abolition of slavery in the Lone Star State as well as the emancipation of African-Americans throughout the Confederacy. Most of the celebrities have jumped to their social media accounts to celebrate the important American holiday called ‘Juneteenth.’
A few hours ago, Morgan Freeman shared an Instagram post and made a strong statement to inform his 1.3 million IG followers, he’d given his employees the day off to commemorate this important day in history.
Here’s what he wrote:
“JUNETEENTH commemorates emancipation from slavery and celebrates the culture and achievements of African Americans. This date is considered to be the official end of slavery.
On June 19, 1865, Major Gordon Granger and his Union troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, to deliver the news that the war ended & that the enslaved were now free. This event took place two & a half years AFTER President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, which declared all slaves free as of January 1, 1863.”
A fan named Mercia commented:
Another fan named Michael Crandle reacted to his statement:
“Yes, definitely Free at Last.”
You can see the Instagram post of Morgan right below.