National Freedom Day
Reported By R.Flannigan
National Freedom Day is a day where we honor the 13th Amendment, which was the amendment that abolished slavery. This amendment was signed during the term of Abraham Lincoln and saw that all slaves were freed.
Today the National Freedom Day is a day where we celebrate everyone’s freedom and remember those who never received that freedom, and those who struggled to gain it. It is also known as Black History Day and was the forerunner for Black History Month. The reason it is celebrated on the 1st of February is due to Major Richard Robert Wright Sr, who was born into slavery and later freed after the civil war. He fought to make the first of February a when the freedom for all Americans should be celebrated. This was passed into law on the 30th of June 1948, by President Harry Truman.
National Freedom Day is a day where we should look back on the long way it took to get here and the long way that is ahead of us still. Freedom is never a given, it is a thing that must be fought for constantly to secure its survival.
“From Every Mountainside, Let Freedom Ring” – Martin Luther King Jr.