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June 17, 2022
Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day and Jubilee Day, was first celebrated on June 19, 1866 as an annual event to commemorate the abolition of slavery in the United States. It has, for 154 years, invited Americans to remember our 401-year commitment to freedom and equality, while reminding us of the precariousness of Black freedom. If we reflect more deeply, Juneteenth calls upon us to consider the many contributions that African Americans have made to this country...
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