“On June 19, 1865, enslaved African Americans in Galveston, Texas, were told they were free, and 156 years later many communities continue to celebrate.
Juneteenth is about acknowledging the oppression of slavery and it is also about celebrating freedom. Many African American families today mark the day with food, music, community organizing, and being together. To understand the importance of Juneteenth you need a fundamental understanding of slavery, oppression, and systemic racism that continues.”- Red Leaf Press
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