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Articles written by
Rashidi Barnett
Director, Emerging Opportunities
June 18, 2020

Juneteenth: A Day of Celebration & Confliction

Juneteenth marks the end of slavery for African Americans on June 19, 1865. This holiday is a time for both celebration and reflection, an opportunity to look back at our past as a country, to assess where we are in the present and to imagine a new future. 

To commemorate the end of slavery during this historic time, we put together a brief history of Juneteenth, as well as a wealth of resources about systemic racism and how it continues to operate in America today.