Illustration project, Inspired by Google Trends
Last week’s (7-13 June 20) top searches: Summer Season (first day of summer, longest day of the year) with over 10M searches, mostly in India.
It’s today, and it’s also my favorite time of the year!
The longest day of the year is followed by Juneteenth with over 5M searches, mostly in the US.
What is Juneteenth?
The original ‘Juneteenth’ general order (read more here):
“The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free. This involves an absolute equality of personal rights and rights of property between former masters and slaves, and the connection heretofore existing between them becomes that between employer and hired labor. The freedmen are advised to remain quietly at their present homes and work for wages. They are informed that they will not be allowed to collect at military posts and that they will not be supported in idleness either there or elsewhere.”
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