Essence Festival 2019 Memories: NYDJ Family Festival at the Jane Club New Orleans Review

Essence Festival 2019 Memories: NYDJ Family Festival at the Jane Club New Orleans Review

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Essence Festival hosted several events to celebrate all things Blackness and Womanhood in New Orleans, and… Continue reading Essence Festival 2019 Memories: NYDJ Family Festival at the Jane Club New Orleans Review

A Juneteenth learning experience in New Orleans

A Juneteenth learning experience in New Orleans

In a country that prides itself on being the “land of the free,” this is just one of our many social differences and falsities, another one of which is, notably, right around the corner: On the 4th of July, Juneteenth is celebrated to honor the day enslaved African Americans in Texas found out they were free two years after President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation. I would learn that some black people thought the 4th of July meant freedom for all people, but this was not the case. July 4th is to celebrate when America declared independence from the British in 1776. Frederick Douglass would pen, “This Fourth is yours, not mine.”

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