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How One NYC Nonprofit Commemorates Juneteenth—and Its Importance for Our Current Moment

In America, June 19 is Juneteenth, a national celebration marking the day that the last enslaved Black Americans were freed in 1865—two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed. Many Black communities across the nation have observed the day for generations, often with food, festivals, and pilgrimages to Galveston, Texas, where emancipation was announced to the last…

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