June 19, 1865

“Union troops freed enslaved African Americans in Galveston Bay and across Texas some two and a half years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation.”

“More than 250,000 African Americans embraced freedom by executive decree in what became known as Juneteenth or Freedom Day.”

As a white person honoring Juneteenth, we must:

– Unlearn all of the white supremacy lies.

– Educate myself on Juneteenth, racism, slavery and Black history.

– Relearn on these topics every single day.

Admittedly, we didn’t know about Juneteenth until it was made a federal holiday.

That is not acceptable.

Commit to educating yourself, not just on Juneteenth but EVERY DAY!

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