"In many ways, Juneteenth represents how freedom and justice in the US has always been delayed for black people. The decades after the end of the war would see a wave of lynching, imprisonment, and Jim Crow laws take root. What followed was the disproportionate impact of mass incarceration, discriminatory housing policies, and a lack of economic investment. And now, as national attention remain focused on acts of police violence and various racial profiling incidents, it is clear that while progress has been made in black America’s 150 years out of bondage, considerable barriers continue to impede that progress." -P.R. Lockhart
- Why celebrating Juneteenth is more important now than ever. It’s time for America to truly grapple with its legacy of slavery. by P.R. Lockhart
- The Quintessential Americanness of Juneteenth by VANN R. NEWKIRK II
- What Is Juneteenth? by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
- What is Juneteenth? Juneteenth (short for “June Nineteenth”) is a holiday commemorating this day, which marked the effective end of slavery in the United States. by ELIZABETH NIX
- Juneteenth | Encyclopedia Britannica