She made the incorrect statements when talking about what Juneteenth signifies, as she spoke to children at the National Museum of African American History & Culture in Washington, according to the New York Post.
Harris informed her young, impressionable audience that the Emancipation Proclamation ended slavery in 1863, when it actually ended in 1865 after all the states ratified the 13th Amendment.
Harris then proclaimed that America has endured 400 years of slavery, which is not true.
A White House official had to cover for Harris’s disinformation, explaining that what the Veep really meant was it had been 400 years since slavery ended, which didn’t prove any more educational.
“Learn the history, Kamala, please,” implored The Blaze’s Pat Gray. “If you’re going to teach it to school children, for the love of heaven, get it right.”
“Slavery did not end with the Emancipation Proclamation…this woman doesn’t even know the history of slavery.”-@PatUnleashed on Kamala Harris not knowing the reason for Juneteenth.
— TheBlaze (@theblaze) June 21, 2022
Harris doesn’t know the history of Africans in this country, it seems. She was touted as the first black vice president, but records show she is the daughter of an East Indian mother and a Jamaican father. Neither of them are from Africa, as certain elected officials would have us believe.
Juneteenth was first celebrated by the state of Texas in 1866, after the people in that state were finally informed that the Civil War had ended, and therefore all slaves had been freed. Back then news traveled slowly, so Texas didn’t know until about a 1-1/2 months later. African-Americans in Texas called it their Emancipation Day.
On June 17, 2021, President Joe Biden signed a bill making June 19 a national holiday.
Apparently, he forgot to tell Kamala why and explain the holiday’s history.