Monumental events that are critical pieces of American history go ignored. A prime example of this: Juneteenth.
It’s official! Juneteenth is finally recognized as a national holiday, and what better way to celebrate than to learn the rich history of Black struggle and resilience around the world.
Whether that’s reading about people’s coming-out stories or watching LGBTQ+ films, there’s lots of things to do to honor anyone who is a part of the LGBTQ+ community.
Today marks the 155th anniversary of Juneteenth, a holiday that commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. The proclamation was declared by President Abraham Lincoln on January 1st, 1863, but the news did not reach Texas until two-and-a-half years later. Since then, generations have celebrated the day as Juneteenth and forty-five states recognize it as a state holiday. As we remember this historic day in United States history, below are ten powerful quotes by central figures about the ugly history of slavery and this holiday’s meaning. Image via CNN 1. “I prayed for freedom for twenty years, …