Juneteenth celebrates one of the most important events in American history: the end of slavery. June 19, 1865, was Galveston, Texas, finally freed its enslaved people — the last place in the United States to do so.
“Media is the way we learn who is important, who is ‘normal.’”
“The rhetoric that is in the background doesn’t just disappear. It’s not going to go away once these protests are over or once it’s died down.”
One of the lead organizers state that it was “beautiful to see the Jewish and Latinx communities come together” for a united fight
Boyce, 20, was a descendent of the Clinton 12.
Haroun is the mother of the current president of Cairo’s Jewish community.
On the anniversary of Juneteenth and the Stonewall Riots, Jews must remember that LGBTQ Jews and Jews of Color must be welcomed to our community.
With a non-Jewish African-American mother, Tow’s children are constantly told they are not Jewish. Tow tells nay-sayers that they’re wrong.
“We need to be able to see ourselves as the multiracial community that we are.”
Because of the bond between the Black and Jewish communities, Jews - regardless of race - should celebrate Black History Month.