First dinner with friends since the start of the pandemic shut down. Physical distancing on their back patio with pizza and pasta. Also a small Junteenth celebration on my part (forgot to read the Emancipation Proclamation though.)
As thousands of local residents of all ethnicities continue to participate in peaceful protests against the culture of racial bias, profiling, and misuse of force in police departments across our nation, “Juneteenth” is sure to have taken on a new meaning this year.
Juneteenth isn’t just a celebration of emancipation, it’s a celebration of our commitment to make it real.