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We can only truly celebrate Juneteenth when we reconcile with everything this day represents

Many individuals, communities, and institutions are commemorating Juneteenth this week, marking the date of June 19, 1865, that enslaved human beings in East Texas who had not heard the news about the Emancipation Proclamation learned that they had been legally freed by executive order two-and-a-half years earlier. While expressions of remembrance and reflection are laudable—the […]