Press: ‘Juneteenth’ is our Freedom Day.

Today we will celebrate the anniversary of our emancipation from slavery by joining the Poor People’s Campaign Digital GatheringPress: ‘Juneteenth’ is our Freedom Day. JUNE 19 commemorates the date — Freedom Day — in 1865 when black people in Texas finally heard the Emancipation Proclamation issued two years earlier, which officially ended slavery in the US. 155 years later, the struggle for racial justice continues.

An unprecedented wave of protests has swept the US and the globe since the modern-day police lynching of George Floyd on May 25 went viral. Read the article in full here.