Are you aware how important Juneteenth is to our community? Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States.
The symbolic and spiritual significance of a federal Juneteenth holiday can't be diminished. There are many who have fought for this moment, and we bow to the work of our elders, tireless advocates like Mrs. Opal Lee, the Grandmother of Juneteenth," who has dedicated the last four decades of her life to this cause.
Juneteenth marks a date of major significance in American history and shows us that freedom and racial equality have always been a hard-fought battle for black Americans – a battle that continues to this day.
By moving forward with this legislation, Congress is celebrating the liberation of slaves in Texas in 1865. But why is it that they can mobilize such quick bipartisan action on a new federal holiday, but not voting rights legislation to protect Black voters in 2021.
Why can't they move with such urgency on anti-lynching legislation to protect Black lives, or the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act to protect Black civil rights?
Yes, this is a time to celebrate but we must be more vigilant than over to continue to fight for a better America and do right by people of color.
Stay Blunt Yall!!!!!
Juneteenth: What Is It, Why Is It Important, And How We Should Celebrate It - Bobby Berk
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