John Hickenlooper’s political advisors need to brief the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate as soon as freaking possible before he makes yet another political blunder and starts asking, “Who got married?”
The church bells first rang across Denver Wednesday to mark the fifth anniversary of the horrific church shooting in Charleston.
Hickenlooper should remember that nine Black churchgoers were shot and killed by a psycho white punk during services at the Emmanuel AME Church.
The bells tolled for eight minutes and 46 seconds at noon in remembrance of George Floyd, who was killed when a police officer pinned Floyd’s neck to the ground for eight minutes and 46 seconds.
Church bells will also toll on Thursday, and again on Friday to mark “Juneteenth, which the Denver Post describes as the “annual commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States.”
For those who really want to know more about this important historical marker (we’re looking at you, Hickenlooper):
“Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free. Note that this was two and a half years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation – which had become official January 1, 1863. The Emancipation Proclamation had little impact on the Texans due to the minimal number of Union troops to enforce the new Executive Order. However, with the surrender of General Lee in April of 1865, and the arrival of General Granger’s regiment, the forces were finally strong enough to influence and overcome the resistance.”