June 2022 Prompt

Celebrated yearly on June 19th, Juneteenth commemorates the day that enslaved African-American people in Galveston, TX learned of their new freedom. It took over two years after the Emancipation Proclamation for word to officially travel to Galveston, but in the century and a half since, Juneteenth has evolved into a jubilant celebration of African-American pride and liberation. Signed into law as a federal holiday in 2021, Juneteenth now carries an even greater public presence. We want to know about your Juneteenth experiences! What does the holiday mean to you? How do you celebrate? What do you look forward to this year? Whether you’ve been celebrating your whole life or are newly coming into knowledge of the day, we look forward to learning more about Juneteenth in our community. Keep responses under 500 words.

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