If, like me, you didn’t grow up knowing about Juneteenth, think about why that might have been.
Then check out:
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
June Jordan’s Poem About My Rights
George Moses Horton’s On Liberty and Slavery
and the Emancipation Proclamation