Joe Doakes from Como Park emails:
I dislike federal holidays as partisan political propaganda but I’m rethinking my position. I’m willing to support Juneteenth, if this becomes the official advertising poster.
It gets better.
After the Yanks freed the last of those slaves, a number of black freedmen who’d served in the Federal army settled in Galveston, bringing their training, and guns, with them.
So when the Klan came a-calling, they were met by a bunch of battle-hardened former Union grunts. They sent the Klan reeling…
…all the way to Austin. Where they pushed the Democrat government to ban guns in the hands of Negroes.
Litigation over which (thanks, NRA) went on to become one of the driving bodies of litigation behind the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment.
We’re going to need a bigger poster.