Juneteenth — also known as Freedom Day — marks the day on June 19, 1865, when enslaved Black people in Galveston

New Jersey is celebrating Juneteenth as a state holiday this year for the second time. It’s an important gesture, and the celebrations are inspiring. Symbolism matters.

This book was fun, for sure, but it spoke to such innate parts of me that idk where to go from here. if you have not read this, you GOTTA.

In order to make the promise of freedom full and real, meaningful investment and policy must accompany our proclamations. 

Sadly, even two years after our streets were bursting with cries for racial justice, New Jersey has not stepped up to the plate.

159 years since slavery ended, I chose to dance for a living. Ain’t that freedom? We are our ancestors wildest dreams! Celebrating freedom and mental freedom!

Juneteenth + Father's Day Epic. Despite being a northern state known for its progressivism, the Garden State suffers from extraordinary racial disparities.

“There are still many causes worth sacrificing for, so much history yet to be made.” – Michelle Obama

This is what I'm reading today and OMG it's soooo amazing so far! A class system based on blood color and it's harsh af to the lower blood castes.

A few Juneteenth books we’ve read lately. We tend to read holiday books out of season - both because they’re more readily available at the library