The Necessity of Juneteenth
The most famous Emancipation holiday symbolizes the ongoing struggle for equality.
It's Juneteenth. On this day in 1865, enslaved African Americans were notified of their freedom by Union troops. Known as #Juneteenth, this day is widely celebrated as the end of chattel slavery in the U.S.
It's #Juneteenth. This holiday celebrates a belated liberation. READ "The Quintessential Americanness of Juneteenth":
“As a national holiday, Juneteenth, immersed as it is both in the canon of old history and in the ongoing struggle for civil rights, would be the only one that celebrates liberty in America as it actually is: delayed.” -
explains why Juneteenth is the purest American holiday
"It is the observance of a victory delayed,"
writes of Juneteenth, that most American of holidays.
Lizz "Hollywood Death Cult" Winstea
This article from 2017 is amazing and has never been more important.