Today we celebrate #Juneteenth! On this day in 1865 in Galveston, Texas, Union Army General Gordon Granger read aloud “General Order No. 3” and announced the total emancipation of slaves. Although the Emancipation Proclamation was signed by President Lincoln in 1863, many black men, women, and children in the South remained enslaved. It was not until June 19th, 1865 that they were made aware of their freedom. Today we celebrate this great accomplishment that helped pave the way for revolutions to come! #BlackLiberation #Celebrate #Resilence #Strength #Freedom #BLM ❤️🖤💚
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Freedom is one of our core values and this year we want to acknowledge an important day in the history of the United States. On this date in 1865, enslaved folx in Texas finally learned of the end of the Civil War and the Emancipation Proclamation of 1863 became true. While we're still fighting for our liberation, we want to celebrate the end of this form of slavery for our people. Today is an opportunity to reflect on where we have come from and where we are headed. Feel free to share your thoughts on Juneteenth below. Happy Independence Day! #juneteenth #emancipationday #independenceday #freedomday #blackfreedom #blackliberation #blackhistory
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Me in Auburn, NY last year. Happy Juneteenth to our beloved ancestors as well as those who continue to fight for our liberation. #juneteenth #blackliberation #harriettubman #payinghomage #ancestors #liberation #freedom #blacklivesmatter #fuckslavery #liberacion #orgullosanegra #blackindependenceday
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This day I don’t celebrate “freedom” because we still aren’t “Free”. Today I show and pay respect to the ancestors who endured the worst crime in human history. I will never forget what was done to our people when they were brought on the shores of this continent. The struggle still continues, I just hope we continue to move forward on this journey to true independence. #Ash#AsheeAncestors #Ashe #juneteenth #BlackFreedom #BlackLiberation #BlackThought #emancipationday #emancipationproclamation
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June 19 1865 was the start of the abolishing of slavery, Happy #Juneteenth #FreedomDay #Blackindependentsday #blackliberation
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The language of women empowerment is very tricky. How are you empowering women by telling them what to think, wear and read? We must be aware do feminism taht is competed by the status quo and those who usually merit from it. I don’t want your permission for my humanity. Let the marginalized define feminism, let it be as radical, as queer, as trans and as daring to destroy the master’s house. Feminism shouldn’t be about getting a seat at a table that dehumanizes marginalized communities. I will talk on black liberation but not today and not right now. If your black liberation excludes the experience of dark skin, immigrants working class person of African heritage, it is a form or white supremacy. I will define my own feminism, my life, my terms. My feminism is not American and that is absolutely fine.
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