A key American historical event finally received federal recognition in recent years: June 19, 1865—the day all people living in the United States, including the formerly enslaved, were officially granted freedom. On June 17, 2021, President Joe Biden signed a bill into law making the day known as Juneteenth a national holiday. What can we do to invest in this promise? Acknowledge, learn more, and spend with Black-owned businesses.
This day is important to all of us. We should regularly consider the evolution of the meaning of freedom as we look at moments in our nation’s past and present. Juneteenth is always relevant in our continuous quest and fight for freedom and equality for all people. And this day places Black people at the center of the conversation about freedom, its meaning, and its manifestation moving forward.
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