June 14, 2023

Juneteenth and Black Erasure

Juneteenth and Black Erasure

How can we celebrate Black emancipation in 2023?

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Established as a federal holiday in 2021 – 156 years after the initial issuance of the freedom of Black people in America, attempting to celebrate Juneteenth in 2023 still comes with roadblocks. With critical race theory being banned in schools, complaints of the holiday not being united, lack of teaching of Juneteenth in schools, The Revs ask, “how do we still celebrate Juneteenth?”