Here are inspiring accounts to follow right now.
Juneteenth represents the liberation of slaves in America which is celebrated on June 19 in the United States. It marks the day in 1865 that Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas to announce that those who were enslaved were now free, according to Juneteenth.com. It’s important to observe the day and educate ourselves around what the day represents and how it can be celebrated. Typically, the day is celebrated with a day full of marches, feasts and specials from black-owned businesses. But while it is about recognizing the past, it’s also about celebrating and amplifying the voices that are leading and shaping the world today— that includes activists, performers, content creators, organizations, writers, artists and other creators.
Here’s a list of diverse accounts of all sizes that you can follow, support, share, or learn from.
Rachel Elizabeth Cargle, Activist and Founder of The Loveland Foundation
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