What is Juneteenth?
June 19, 1865 is marked as the day that put an official end to slavery as a whole. This came two years after the Emancipation Proclamation, which granted slaves freedom but was not recognized by all states.
Is this your first year celebrating Juneteenth?
Don't feel discouraged or embarrassed because you're not as educated about today as you would like to be. This awakening of black pride is beautiful, and it's never too late to tap into your culture and celebrate anscestors. Please don't be one of those people saying, "Oh nowwww everyone wants to celebrate Juneteenth?!". It's a positive thing! Our ancestors went through countless unimaginable sacrifices for us to be where we are now. Although we still have a lot of progress to make, I feel in my heart that things are going to change for the better. I am a strong believer that everything happens for a reason. I don't believe that Jesus put our people on this Earth to suffer and go through collective hardships just because! There's a greater purpose for everything. Through all of the odds we show perseverance, strength, and resilience like no other.
"They tried to bury us. They didn't know that we were seeds." -Dinos Christianopoulos
Instead of thinking about what that says about other people, I challenge you to ask yourself what does that say about our people? The underdogs they could never completely dog or put under. HAPPY JUNETEENTHHHH I LOVE YALL! Bless up, and check out these black businesses and creatives you should be supporting!! ...Supporting them could start with you sharing this post with as many people as you can! :)
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