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