01 Jan MMA fighters commemorate Juneteenth on social media
On June 19, 1865, Gen. Gordon Granger gave federal orders announcing the freedom all slaves in Texas. Now, 155 years later, the day is known as Juneteenth and is officially recognized as a state holiday in Texas.
Below is how MMA fighters and others in the combat sports community commemorated the historic moment in history.
Today, we commemorate Juneteenth.
Happy #Juneteenth everyone!
— Danger Dobson (@shana_dobson) June 19, 2020
— Rashad Coulter UFC (@rashad_coulter) June 19, 2020
Respect existence or expect resistance. #HappyJuneteenth.#Juneteenth #BlackLivesMatterhttps://t.co/fTFYOtWqVE pic.twitter.com/C2NW9AmJ5B
— Mike Jackson, Esq. (@TheTruthJackson) June 19, 2020
Wise words from @kareemabduljabbar_33 on this Juneteenth, a celebration of freedom: ‘Make a friend out of somebody who doesn’t look like you, and get to understand humanity. You’ll get a better understanding of who your fellow citizens are.’ -KAJ pic.twitter.com/l4IHtXJr4j
— Ben Saunders (@bensaundersMMA) June 19, 2020
✨ ✨#juneteenth pic.twitter.com/LAdLO5vhde
— Nate James (@NateJamesMMA) June 19, 2020