Juneteenth, 146 Years Later and Some Are Still Not Free

This past weekend I was in Colorado Springs, CO speaking at a Juneteenth Celebration. Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day, is a holiday in the United States honoring African American heritage by commemorating the announcement of the abolition of slavery in the U.S. State of Texas in 1865. (June 19th)

I had a great time and wish to thank Father Bill and the Bishop of Colorado Springs Diocese for inviting me to be a part of the celebration.

Click here to see photos of my trip. You can also see the notes of my speech.

A couple of articles about the event were written by the Colorado Springs Gazette, Live Action and KKTV News.

It’s funny how different news outlets will cover the same event yet report different events. I guess some reporters don’t report exactly what they hear but rather take an opportunity to editorialize.

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