“On Juneteenth,” by Annette Gordon-ReedExploring the racial and social complexities of Texas, Annette Gordon-Reed asks readers to step back from the current heated debates and take a more nuanced look at history and the surprises it can offer.
Now that Juneteenth is a federal holiday, take a minute to learn about Opal Lee—the woman who did more than anyone to make it happen. Let’s follow her lead and try to leave our grandkids a better world than the one we came up in.
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Civil rights icon Angela Davis pumps her fist during a Juneteenth protest against police brutality as longshoremen shut down the Port of Oakland and 28 other ports along the west coast on Friday. Story: