Video: Juneteenth Celebration

Juneteenth celebration

On June 16, 2018, Black Lives Matter hosted a Juneteenth Celebration in Bellingham, Washington. Attended by a multiracial audience of local residents, attendees spent the day reflecting upon the state of race relations in their community and throughout the world.

Observed annually by African-American communities in the United States, Juneteenth commemorates June 19th, 1965, when Union forces occupying Texas proclaimed an end to slavery at the end of the Civil War. Today, as racism and white supremacy begin a new, terrifying resurgence, this national holiday takes on an even greater importance to every soul who values liberty.


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