Alt-text: Black man and Black woman embracing and smiling.

Only 156 years ago, the first celebration of “Jubilee Day” by freedmen in Texas happened.

Although I was born and raised in the South, I was not as familiar with Juneteenth until I began doing research on my own during my undergraduate studies. Having lived in Georgia almost all of my life, my appreciation for this holiday increased once I realized that we were not taught the truth in school. We were taught that the Emancipation Proclamation freed enslaved people which is untrue. President Lincoln signing that document actually did not free enslaved people in the United States. In reality…

Shana V. White

Educator. Equity advocate. CS supporter. Race justice seeker. Purposefully disrupting the status quo in K12 education daily.

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