This Juneteenth, Let’s Celebrate International Black Struggle

Written by on June 19, 2024

Transport yourself back into the past, to the year 1865. What if you had been a slave? You had seen friends and family sold. You had been whipped and worked to exhaustion. Every day was a nightmare. Now, a Union army officer, Major General Gordon Granger, arrives in Galveston, Texas, and issues a proclamation that ends slavery.

Imagine that joy. Cheers erupt. Newly freed men and women embrace. Hats are thrown into the air. On a hot June 19 . . .

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