Milwaukee, Wisconsin USA – June 19th, 2021: African American drummer band participating and marching in Juneteenth celebration parade. (Shutterstock) By Sydney Combs, National Geographic Known to some as the country’s “second Independence Day,” Juneteenth celebrates the freedom of enslaved people in the United States at the end of the Civil War. For more than 150 […]
The beloved “Grandmother of Juneteenth” reflects on freedom a year after the day became nationally recognized.
By Taryn Finley, Huff Post This June 19 marks the second year the United States has observed Juneteenth as a national holiday. That’s in large part due to the work and dedication of 95-year-old Opal Lee, who played a major role in putting pressure on legislators to acknowledge a significant day Black folks in America […]
By Karen Greene Braithwaite, as told to Lynnette Nicholas, Reader’s Digest When I was growing up in the late 1970s, I didn’t learn the full truth about America’s history from my teachers. Back then, you only got bits and pieces of America’s past. It wasn’t until college that I became more informed. When the Declaration […]