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Google Doodle Celebrates Juneteenth 2022; Replaced Father’s Day Logo in the US

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Juneteenth 2022 Google Doodle

Google Doodle celebrates Juneteenth 2022, an annual federal holiday that celebrates the liberation of Black enslaved people in the United States, on June 20, 2022.

To jointly observe Juneteenth 2022 and Father’s Day, the most recent Google Doodle highlights evocative artwork from a father-and-son team.

Today is both Father’s Day and Juneteenth and Google had the two logos on its home page for the day. Google first placed the Father’s Day logo up on Google.com early this morning and for some yesterday. Then Google later on today, June 19th, replaced the Father’s Day Doodle with the Juneteenth Doodle.

Google Doodle was made by Virginia-based father-and-son artist duo Jerome and Jeromyah Jones. The Google Doodle is a special, temporary change of the logo on Google’s homepages to mark special events, like anniversaries, holidays, achievements, and notable historical figures.

Juneteenth is a federal holiday in the United States to remember the liberation of enslaved African Americans. Juneteenth marks the anniversary of the declaration of General Order No. 3 by Union Army General Gordon Granger on June 19, 1865, declaring freedom for enslaved people in Texas.

Notwithstanding President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation in 1863 legitimately liberating slaves in states that were part of the Confederacy, the law should have been straightforwardly authorized. Juneteenth remembers the date that the last slaves in Texas were given the news of their freedom, June 19th, 1865, in the weeks after the finish of the Civil War.

The first celebrations of Juneteenth happened as soon as 1866 in Texas, however, it didn’t become a federal holiday until 2021. Juneteenth is planned to be a celebration of freedom — at one point the holiday was called Jubilee Day — while likewise serving as an opportunity to teach each other about African American history and culture.

President Abraham Lincoln on January 1, 1863, issued the Emancipation Proclamation, which established that all Confederate states should free all enslaved people during the U.S. Civil War. In any case, the declaration simply applied to places under Confederate control and not the slave-holding border states, like Texas, or rebel regions under Union control.

On June 19, 1865, enslaved African-Americans in Galveston, Texas, were educated regarding the Emancipation Proclamation, implying that they could live freely. From that point forward, the date has been celebrated locally and in 1980 it became an official state holiday. A few states followed accordingly, yet it was only after 2021 that it was made a Federal holiday.

This year, Juneteenth falls on the same day as Father’s Day in the United States — a fortuitous event that will again next as well. Thusly, Google has taken on a special schedule for honoring the two holidays on the Google Search homepage. The Father’s Day Doodle was shown a day early and kept awake for the first half of June 19, while the Juneteenth Doodle will be shown the rest of the day and all through Monday.

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