Friday Open Thread – Juneteenth

Today, June 19th, is celebrated as Juneteenth[1], commemorating the date in 1865 when slaves in Galveston, Texas were told that they were free by Union forces.

Click on the image to to read about the meaning of this day – there is no place that better describes the meaning and history of a struggle that has yet to be finalized.

Thanks to Juneteenth.com for the detail behind the image.

[1] infoplease