FRIDAY 06.19.20

Brandon
Thursday, June 18, 2020 - 23:30

A.) "Big Floyd"

For Time:

800m run
25 Deadlifts (135/95)
25 Burpees

800m run
25 Squat Cleans (135/95)
25 Burpees

800m run
25 Push Presses (135/95)
25 Burpees

800m run
25 Clusters (135/95)
25 Burpees

800m run

 

What is Juneteenth?

June 19th , also known as Juneteenth, is the celebration of the day chattel slavery (where someone is a slave for life, as are their children) ended in the US.

 

The History

The Emancipation Proclamation took effect on January 1, 1863; Texas did not officially recognize the Executive Order, though they were part of the union.  On June 19, 1865 union troops arrived in Galveston, TX to enforce the executive order and tell slaves they were free. On this day about 250,000 slaves were freed and The US celebrated its second Independence Day.

(Source: Smithsonian National Museum of African American History)

 

 

Why celebrate Juneteenth with “Big Floyd”

The murder of George Floyd by a Minneapolis Police Officer has been one of the catalysts for masses of Americans to again demand change in the U.S. and fight for the freedoms and rights of Black people.

 

Many people are now pointing to the fact that Police Officers originated as Slave Catchers and Nigh watchmen and we are reminded that traditions of slavery are imbedded in our culture and still cause many  injustices  today.

 

Today we celebrate the end of chattel slavery in this country, and remind ourselves that though our history is full of racism and inequality we as a people, community, and country are capable of great change.