Juneteenth is a day dedicated to recognizing justice and freedom for African Americans and Black people in America.
"Freeing yourself was one thing, claiming ownership of that freed self was another.”
“You must never, ever give out. We must keep the faith because we are one people. We are brothers and sisters. We all live in the same house: The American house.”
“In the end, anti-black, anti-female, and all forms of discrimination are equivalent to the same thing: anti-humanism.”
“Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.”
“You can’t separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom.”
“I had crossed the line. I was free; but there was no one to welcome me to the land of freedom. I was a stranger in a strange land.”
“If you dare to struggle, you dare to win. If you dare not struggle, then damn it, you don’t deserve to win.”
“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses Black people and people of color.”
“I prayed for freedom for twenty years, but received no answer until I prayed with my legs.”
“I would like to be remembered as a person who wanted to be free… so other people would be also free.”
“No violence will create peace…To effect change we must show love in the face of hate and peace in the face of violence.”
“Say it loud. I’m black and I’m proud!” — James Brown
“Nobody’s free until everybody’s free.” — Fannie Lou Hamer
Wish you all happy Juneteenth Day. June 19, 2022. Reflection of Black Experiences. Voices Freedom Through The Ages.