Juneteenth (June 19th), the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration, recognizes the demise of slavery in the United States.
July 4th celebrates the Independence of America, which was stolen from Native-Americans and built by African slaves.
Yes, the independence that was obtained by America is a great feat, but how America was built into the most powerful country in the world was executed inappropriately.
Juneteenth is finally starting to accumulate more recognition as a holiday, which I am thankful for. However, there are still vast audiences unaware of the significance of this powerful day for the African-American community.
Take time to learn about Juneteenth, a critical holiday that has transformed the lives of those who make up the African-American community, and be sure to celebrate this day in which human lives were involuntarily and finally given their freedom.
+ HIT that HEART!
I believe in myself!
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