(13) on Juneteenth

If, like me, you didn’t grow up knowing about Juneteenth, think about why that might have been.

Then check out:

today’s Google Doodle and the story behind it.

an astounding poem by Patricia Smith (about halfway down the page) (pay attention to the bolded words)

Priscilla Jane Thompson’s “Emancipation

student athletes (at one of my alma maters) narrating We Rose

Langston Hughes’ Let America Be America Again and I, Too

June Jordan’s Poem About My Rights

Claude McKay’s If We Must Die and discussion of that poem

George Moses Horton’s On Liberty and Slavery

and the Emancipation Proclamation

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