National Association of Juneteenth Lineage
Celebrating Culture & Independence
When the United States won its independence, the freedom of the states changed little for the most subjugated and enslaved within the former colonies. In fact, many colonizers who participated in chattel slavery had fought in the American Revolution over fears that the abolition of slavery sweeping through their former homelands would also take root in the "New" World. Upon the revolution’s victory, and immediate fears over abolition put to rest, it was not until nearly a century later that freedom became more accessible to everyone. Celebration of Juneteenth honors those who demanded for more than a performative acknowledgement of justice and also supports a more inclusive understanding of independence.
"EYES ON THE PRIZE
Starting June 13th - 19th
Brought to you by PBS and produced by Blackside, Eyes on the Prize tells the definitive story of the civil rights era from the point of view of the ordinary men and women whose extraordinary actions launched a movement that changed the fabric of American life, and embodied a struggle whose reverberations continue to be felt today. Join us through Juneteenth in to celebrate those who continued the path forward to make freedom more accessible to all.
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