Juneteenth Is a Reminder That Freedom Wasn’t Just Handed Over #Juneteenth
Great editorial from Branna Holt. If you are new to Junteenth this peice paints a picture of what the celebrations can look and feel like. More importantly its a good reminder to celebrate the fight for freedom and keep going!
Juneteenth is a reminder that our freedom was fought for and not just handed over to us. It’s the blueprint for the hundreds of movements that followed to further guarantee that freedom was achieved.
The entire celebration lasted only six hours but had the vitality to keep you feeling warm and loved throughout the summer. It acted as a reminder that there was a community of people who were rooting for you, supported you and wanted to see you succeed. Every time you left a Juneteenth celebration, you took with you new stories, new connections and a new sense of what it meant to be black, but specifically what it meant to be black in Texas.
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