On June 19, 1865, the last enslaved African Americans were finally freed from bondage, over two years after the Emancipation Proclamation was announced. Since then, Juneteenth has been celebrated all over the country and is also known to some as “Freedom Day” or “Jubilee Day.”
Together we reflect on the history of Juneteenth and what the holiday means to our panelists (because it doesn’t mean the same thing to everyone!), and honor the generations of fighters who have moved African American communities and our entire country forward. We also discuss shared threats our communities face and focus on all the work that remains unfinished in our fight for collective liberation.