Learning more about the history of Juneteenth!, June 19, 2020 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1304)

Juneteenth flag Image source

 

In order to be a better ally for my African American friends,  family, colleagues, and others over the years, I am dedicated to enhancing my knowledge and understanding about the scourge of racism in America—and to battle against racism  by also participating in protest rallies, Black Lives Matters community information sessions, Martin Luther King, Jr. events, and volunteering with local branches of national civic organizations such as my long term affiliation with our local branch of the YWCA (its motto logo appears below):

My learning more to be a better ally has occurred often throughout my university career with my developing educational and professional programming with others to promote awareness and to provide educational opportunities for young people of color—such as bringing youngsters to campus and their meeting with college students and professors of color as role models for career exploration and mentoring, as well as, us going to them in their neighborhood centers for fun learning activities, holiday events,  and such.

So unlike some others, I was already aware of some of the history about Juneteenth.  But in the spirit of learning more, I went to various websites to do just that, to learn more about the history of Juneteenth and its impact.  And I share those resource links below for you as well:

“What is Juneteenth” on PBS by Henry Louis Gates as excerpted from The Root

 

“History of Juneteenth” on the Juneteenth.com website

A report by NBC news,  “From Juneteenth to the Tulsa Massacre:  What isn’t taught in classrooms has a profound impact”

 

And “Juneteenth” at Wikipedia

 

These resources are by no means exhaustive, but they are a start.  In the comments below, please feel free to share links to other Juneteenth and anti-racism resources that you have come across.

 

Wishing you a safe, healthy, and happy day!  Hugs & Cheers!  Grati  ;->

About Gratiana Lovelace

Gratiana Lovelace is my nom de plume for my creative writing and blogging. I write romantic stories in different sub genres. The stories just tumble out of me. My resurgence in creative writing occurred when I viewed the BBC miniseries of Elizabeth Gaskell's novel North & South in February 2010. The exquisitely talented British actor portraying the male lead John Thornton in North & South--Richard Crispin Armitage--became my unofficial muse. I have written over 50 script stories about love--some are fan fiction, but most are original stories--that I am just beginning to share with others on private writer sites, and here on my blog. And as you know, my blog here is also relatively new--since August 2011. But, I'm having fun and I hope you enjoy reading my blog essays and my stories. Cheers! Grati ;-> upd 12/18/11
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1 Response to Learning more about the history of Juneteenth!, June 19, 2020 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1304)

  1. June 19 & 21, 2020–Thanks for voting/starring my SAL blog Post #1304! I’m glad that you liked it! Hugs & Cheers! Grati ;->

    SueBC & bestwpcats

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