Independece Day Archives

Declaration of Independence – Introduction

July 9, 2020

On July 4, 2020, our nation celebrated Independence Day or “July 4th.” According to, the tradition of Independence Day celebrations goes back to the 18th century and the American Revolution. On July 2, 1776, the Continental Congress voted in favor of independence, and two days later delegates from the 13 colonies adopted the Declaration… [Read More]

Facts African Americans need to know about the Fourth of July

June 28, 2018

Not that anybody really needs another reason to celebrate the Fourth of July, but if you’re African American and operating under the misguided notion that our ancestors weren’t involved in securing the country’s independence on July 4, 1776, or that black Americans didn’t contribute significantly to building the nation — you’d be wrong. The holiday… [Read More]