Happy Juneteenth! ✊🏼✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿
. #Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of #slavery in the United States.
On June 19, 1865, the Union soldiers landed in Galveston, Texas, with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free.
Although the shackles may not be visible any longer please don't get that confused with absolute freedom. We still live daily with discrimination, persecution, death, being overworked without appropriate pay due or even denied civil liberties due to the color of our skin, the difference in our culture, our ties to the Motherland. Let this day be celebrated for progress but by all means we are #freeish NOT #free . Change is still needed across the world for all walks of life to live a truly free life to be who they were born to be! #staywoke .
I often wonder if they even try... it breaks my heart. #juneteenth#Repost ・・・
Just on my heart.. Happy Juneteenth or i guess as happy as you can be about it. I don’t want to make it sad but i do want us to be mindful of all that has and still is happening. We need us more than we ever have right now. There are tough times ahead and we must prepare. War is not our choice! It is our answer as a result of being declared war upon! Love you all..💙 #theywillneverunderstand #happyjuneteenth #blackmagic #juneteenth #abolishment #slavery #voices
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Today we celebrated by enjoying a soul food potluck with NPS ( @nationalparkservice ). Had an amazing time celebrating with good food and new friends!
Earlier today, Ta-Nehisi Coates spoke eloquently at the House of Representatives hearing on reparations for Black Americans in the US. Today marks the yearly celebration of Juneteenth. For many Black Americans, Juneteenth is our fourth of July. Currently, it is recognized by 46 states as a holiday, but it needs to become a national holiday. #juneteenth#blackhistory#reparations#slavery#congress#history#truth
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I’ve been so pleased to see more social media attention paid to #juneteenth than ever before! June 19th honors the day when the last slaves in confederate states were made aware of their emancipation.
Coincidentally, our artist Celeste just wrapped up some color edits on our Chariot card, an ode to William Lloyd Garrison. Garrison vowed never to stop publishing his anti-slavery newspaper, The Liberator, from its founding in 1831 until the slaves were freed. True to his word, Garrison kept up his fierce abolitionist message for over thirty years, and created a platform where black writers like Frederick Douglass could make their voices heard.
Happy Juneteenth Everybody 💚🖤This beautiful holiday, so poorly represented but so fundamentally important, commentaries the end of slavery in the U.S. and deserves far greater representation and appreciation. In these tumultuous times, where everything seems to be moving backwards, let’s work hard and celebrate our collective power, honor all the many women and men who worked, sacrificed and died for the advancements and freedoms we have and need today. Let us acknowledge our history, our flaws and, be cognizant of what we can do to better ourselves and make a better world for everyone in our communities. We wish you a very happy and memorable Juneteenth❤️ #juneteenth#blm#us#america#happyjuneteenth#respect#illustration#blacklivesmatter#slavery#history#illustration#blackpower#juneteenthatl#blackisbeautifull#melanin
Photo credit: Grace Murray Stephenson via The Portal to Texas History, Pictured: an African American band on Emancipation Day, June 19, 1900
The people of Texas are informed that in accordance with a Proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free. This involves an absolute equality of rights and rights of property between former masters and slaves, and the connection heretofore existing between them becomes that between employer and free laborer. The freedmen are advised to remain quietly at their present homes and work for wages. They are informed that they will not be allowed to collect at military posts and that they will not be supported in idleness either there or elsewhere."
Since then, generations of African Americans have commemorated the day as Juneteenth (also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day) to celebrate the end of slavery in the United States. To date, 45 states have recognized Juneteenth as a state holiday. Here are 10 powerful quotes to remember on this day.
1. "Every year we must remind successive generations that this event triggered a series of events that one by one defines the challenges and responsibilities of successive generations. That’s why we need this holiday." – Al Edwards, Texas Democratic Representative
2. "Struggle is a never ending process. Freedom is never really won, you earn it and win it in every generation."- Coretta Scott King, human rights activist and leader
3. "I prayed for freedom for twenty years, but received no answer until I prayed with my legs." - Frederick Douglass, a leader in the abolitionist movement.
4. "I had reasoned this out in my mind; there was one of two things I had a right to, liberty, or death; if I could not have one, I would have the other; for no man should take me alive; I should fight for my liberty as long as my strength lasted, and when the time came for me to go, the Lord would let them take me."- Harriet Tubman,a leading abolitionist and humanitarian. #juneteenth#slavery#free#civilrights#blm#blackart#blackpower#love#reperations ❤️
❤As a native Texan & African-American I would be remiss by not bringing attention to today which is June 19th aka "JUNETEENTH". ❤In Texas we always celebrate with family get-togethers, picnics, BBQs, etc. July 4th is still celebrated, but Juneteenth has so much more personal meaning as it was the day that the former slaves in Texas were notified that they were FREE..... TWO YEARS AFTER the rest of the country.
Carsten Primdal and Daisy Mallett will be the presenters at #ALGA ’s new #webinar ‘ #ModernSlavery – Get in on the Act!’ Tune into this #WebinarSeries to find out what #Modern#Slavery actually is, what the #Act entails, why it affects you and how to implement a #CompliantPolicy . We also take a look at the real time experiences of implementing such a policy and how it can change the way we do business to ensure a fairer world for all.
Part 2: #Compliance : How do I design and implement a Modern Slavery #policy and ensure compliance with the Act. What does #implementation look like in the real world? Are there any hurdles to implementation that we should know about….? Positive / Negative outcomes? 🌱
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Congress was packed with a massive crowd today. A hearing about whether the descendants of US slaves should be compensated was held for the first time in a decade. The hearing coincides with Juneteenth, a holiday that marks the date that Texas abolished slavery in 1865.
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A hero or leader is never average. Greatness requires more. So be extraordinary meaning do something extra out of what's ordinary
1 627 March, 2019
Ask them why they're not their heros? If they say they are, ask them way they don't want to remember them.
1 1415 March, 2019
The myth of victim mentality stems from the racist ideology that we are too ignorant to be competent & are easily deceived.
How else can you explain the majority of the black population saying race is an issue which makes sense, since it's been an issue for hundreds of years here but people saying we are naive for recognizing it. Blaming our economic status solely upon that. Without any proof to back it up.
1 1115 February, 2019
Don't talk to me about work ethic or believing we can do anything. It's just shows you know very little about who we are.
We are the people you gave nothing after hundreds of years of genocide & torture that built successful towns across the country for you to take them back with violence.
We the people who believed you when you tricked us with the Freedman's bank than stole all of our money (about 4.5 billion in today's dollars) & the bank buildings the most glorious one still sits today across from the White House being use as a bank that we have no part in. Lol.. We are the people that still found a way to make it work despite Black Codes, Jim Crow, Peonage, Reddlinng, etc.. All while you did spectacle Lynching's with thousands cheer & celebrated it in blackface.
Like the corporations like @gucci
That we promote for free & make it part of our language than you make blackface clothes on black history month in 2019?
Nah, we're far from victims & this is far from settled. Buckle Up!
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How we live is significantly shaped by where we live.
It’s been more expedient to subjugate black people by oppressing wherever they reside. Black people’s outcomes have been negatively influenced by past and present redlining, disproportionate exposure to pollution and hazardous waste, harmful zoning practicesand post-disaster displacement. The manner in which de jure and de facto segregation concentrated people in specific locales makes it difficult to see where racial discrimination begins, and where place-based injustice begins. Housing discrimination and zip codes have been used to impose bad schools, policing, and healthcare. A few miles can cost black people more than 20 years of life expectancy. Place matters.
Racist policies strongly influenced the concentration of blacks in cities and towns, and we should strive to eliminate those inherent biases and structural inequities. But we should not assume that racism is the main ingredient in the social glue that bonds black folk. Black people won’t necessarily disperse or disappear with the eradication of racism. The social, human and cultural capital as well as other assets that have black people sticking together in the presence of racial injustice will continue to hold people in cities and towns in its absence. Black cities have certainly been shaped by racism, but black communities aren’t defined by it.
It’s hard to seek improvement for a city when its residents aren’t authentically respected.
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Being 6'8 YAH (God) naturally altered my vantage point. But there's a reason why I never stopped praying for insight.
Because I knew that the measure of a man is not how he celebrates when it gets a win that can often show the immaturity of overconfidence. it's when you feel the world is trying to kill your spirit, when everything you worked so hard to build its trying to end it, & break you down, if then feeling hurt and broken you can still have the courage to sow seeds and what does it look like fertile ground, reaching for the greatness deep within, to accomplish something that is beyond your reach & takes more than the strength you have to give, it is in that moment the true character of a man is tested.
Read this in your best art curator voice *ahem* Juneteenth is short for June 19th, 1865. That date reflects the earliest times of which we can trace back the emancipation of enslaved African Americans in the U.S. The photos pictured here are heavily inspired by that thought. My favorite actress @insta_b3an wanted to pay tribute by creating this series entitled “Melanin Not For Sale,” and I happily obliged. I had a lot of fun with this shoot and especially picking the location. Slightly creepy, but necessary ✊🏾. For me it added an “over my dead body” element that paired well with the intended message. It’s a friendly reminder in 2019, that we, nor our culture, are for sale. Enjoy and use your freedom wisely people.
Oakland Cemetery: The first slave child was laid to rest in the panoramic burial ground in 1853 renamed from ”Slave Square” to “Potter’s Field” and the “African-American section” since. The manner of deaths experienced by most of Oakland’s entombed Blacks is unspeakable and forgotten. But as history unfolded and evolved, some of Atlanta’s “first” and most revered Black doctors, politicians, preachers, artists and entrepreneurs have been laid to rest in this tourist site. Oakland Cemetery is one of the largest cemetery green spaces, in Atlanta, Ga U.S. founded as Atlanta Cemetery in 1850 on six acres. To date, gardens, history, art, and architecture fill the 48 acre Oakland Cemetery. •
I think rape is one of the most atrocious crimes on earth, perhaps only second to the mass enslavement of innocent people.
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Change starts with us as individuals. Every voice counts. Every effort counts. Every step counts. ✊💭 #ThursdayThoughts#YME
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It's JUNETEENTH DAY, June 19, or Freedom Day, a day for celebration. Morgan Freeman narrated a terrific documentary "Slavery and the Making of America", and is one of many famous Americans who traced his roots and studied his ancestors' history. His DNA analysis dated back to Niger, Africa and the present day Congo-Angola region to slaves in Mississippi. June 19, 1865 was the day slavery was abolished in Texas, 2 years after the Emancipation Proclamation. Why so slow, Texas? The last slaves were finally freed when the Confederacy collapsed. Some slaves took the name Freeman to announce their new status as " free men". Others adopted the names of their former owners.
Here, Morgan is speaking with beautiful French legend Catherine Deneuve. We are at the Bocelli concert in Verona, Italy, a wonderful experience. Morgan and Catherine both dressed in top Italian style. I can't remember what I wore. Sometimes I just want to document the people and events around me, and have photos or videos no one else would have.
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Just on my heart..
Happy Juneteenth or i guess as happy as you can be about it. I don’t want to make it sad but i do want us to be mindful of all that has and still is happening. We need us more than we ever have right now. There are tough times ahead and we must prepare. War is not our choice! It is our answer as a result of being declared war upon!
Love you all..💙 #Repost@therealtank