Forward Archivist Chana Pollack reflects on Juneteenth, the history of the slave trade, and why we must remember it today.
“154 years after the original Juneteenth, it’s melancholic at best. There’s less celebration, more consternation…more frowned reflection.”
Where are the Abe Lincoln’s in our government’s leadership today?
“Juneteenth is an important reminder to all of us of why we fight for freedom.”
“Let’s be real. Jews still benefit from the culture of white supremacy that we all live in.”