"They were dancing in the streets. They were saying 'Hallelujah, we're free!' And they made a decision, at that time, to never forget that day."
— ABC News (@ABC) June 19, 2020
Reclaiming and properly honoring Juneteenth as a national holiday to celebrate the freedom of all Black Americans in the United States is a win for all of America.
— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) June 19, 2020
“Yes, I want the world to recognize our suffering. But I do not want pity from a single soul. Sin and shame are found in neither my body nor my identity. Blackness is an immense and defiant joy.”
— Ed Yong (@edyong209) June 15, 2020
On the eve of Juneteenth, a 112-year-old Confederate monument that had become a flashpoint for protests in recent weeks was removed from a town square in Decatur, Georgia, an Atlanta suburb. https://t.co/eYHSc8kFMz
— The Associated Press (@AP) June 19, 2020
#Juneteenth is recognized in 47 states and the District of Columbia.
It is not yet a federal holiday, but more workers than perhaps ever will have the day off. That includes workers at Nike, the NFL, Twitter and New York state government. https://t.co/xL7oTAr6To
— The Associated Press (@AP) June 18, 2020
Aretha Franklin's vocals soar on a never-before-heard solo version of “Never Gonna Break My Faith,” which has been released on #Juneteenth. The song originally created for the film "Bobby" won Franklin her 18th and final Grammy Award in 2008.https://t.co/vgbnIdoyOD pic.twitter.com/ZLEUhzYljy
— AP Entertainment (@APEntertainment) June 19, 2020
Juneteenth: 25 books experts recommend to learn about slavery https://t.co/vmd7LRElpQ
— Bakari Sellers (@Bakari_Sellers) June 19, 2020
I really think that if one has the time, one should prioritize reading history over what are essentially self-help books about how not to do racism.
— shrill kingdom come (@theshrillest) June 18, 2020
Last week, I had an amazing two-hour talk with one of the most dedicated cinephiles I've ever met, a knowledgable, passionate man who's curated a 1,700-title Letterboxd list of movies about Black lives. Here's his essentials list for us, one per genre: https://t.co/AA5S0YQJZ2
— Tasha Robinson (@TashaRobinson) June 18, 2020
Every time this man says “nobody had ever heard” of something, it simply means that he hadn’t. It’s always a confession of his own ignorance. https://t.co/mre3jLy2ng
— Charles M. Blow (@CharlesMBlow) June 18, 2020
Perspective: White people learn about Juneteenth, celebrated by millions of black Americans every year https://t.co/9ZVWCKgcBe
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) June 19, 2020