“Struggle is a never ending process. Freedom is never really won, you earn it and win it in every generation.”- Coretta Scott King
“I prayed for freedom for twenty years, but received no answer until I prayed with my legs.” – Frederick Douglass, a leader in the abolitionist movement.
Frederick Douglas, A Slave No More. Today, we observe Juneteenth. The 155th Anniversary of the end of slavery in America. “He was held as a slave, but his spirit was free.”
Juneteenth marks 155 years since the Emancipation Proclamation reached Texas, freeing the last enslaved people in America more than two years after it was signed.
I hope you will observe Juneteenth and find it a time to reflect on history with your families and recommit to fighting for equality, freedom, and an end to systemic racism.
Here are my book recommendations for today:
AS we continue Conversations About Race, Cason made another YouTube about Juneteenth.
For more on Juneteenth:
Please view the Idaho Black History Museum online: HERE
Join Idahoans as we recognize Juneteenth.
“I had reasoned this out in my mind; there was one of two things I had a right to, liberty, or death; if I could not have one, I would have the other; for no man should take me alive; I should fight for my liberty as long as my strength lasted, and when the time came for me to go, the Lord would let them take me.”- Harriet Tubman,a leading abolitionist and humanitarian.
Let us together: continue to educate, bring awareness and spread love.
“If the cruelties of slavery could not stop us, the opposition we now face will surely fail. Because the goal of America is freedom, abused and scorned tho’ we may be, our destiny is tied up with America’s destiny.”- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., civil rights leader.