This is only a short synopsis that does not fully encompass the whole story and we encourage you to visit the resources below to learn more about Juneteenth.
"Recounting the memories of that great day in June of 1865 and its festivities would serve as motivation as well as a release from the growing pressures encountered in their new territories."
"We should care because the very fabric of our society depends on our shared religion of inalienable rights. A celebration of freedom for any American is a celebration of the ideals that make our country what it is today."
"The announcement actually urged Freedmen and Freedwomen to stay with their former owners"
Black Joy - Not Corporate Acknowledgement - is the heart of Juneteeth
The Juneteenth Broadcast: The #HUNGERFORJUSTICE Series