#Juneteenth isn't just an obscure black holiday. It should be a national celebration.
Here is why Juneteenth is important for America. pic.twitter.com/wlii6MnBZK
— The Root (@TheRoot) June 19, 2017
And making June 19th a national holiday sounds like a great idea — in this era of White Revanchist Backlash more than ever!
The current administrators behind the Oval Office sent out a (blessedly anodyne) statement, but I like the last guy’s proclamation better:
… Juneteenth is a time to recommit ourselves to the work that remains undone. We remember that even in the darkest hours, there is cause to hope for tomorrow’s light. Today, no matter our race, religion, gender, or sexual orientation, we recommit ourselves to working to free modern-day slaves around the world and to honoring in our own time the efforts of those who fought so hard to steer our country truer to our highest ideals.
Apart from that, what’s on the agenda for the evening?
— TheDevil's Sidechick (@FeministaJones) June 17, 2017