Travelbinger has been active in the protests in New York City, and we’ve directed readers to great leaders in the city who are keeping you updated with protests. A slew of Juneteenth protests are happening on Friday, June 19, in celebration of Juneteenth. In fact there will be 26 protests, demonstrations, marches and events in NYC. Are you ready? But first…
What exactly is Juneteenth?
June 19 (hence “Juneteenth”) commemorates the emancipation of the last remaining African American slaves in the Confederacy of the United States, on June 19, 1865, in Galveston, Texas. It is the day that no more slavery existed in America.
With the Black Lives Matter movement, which has been going on for weeks, promoting racial justice, Juneteenth has become more in the public eye, and many companies and U.S. political leaders are taking great leaps to make Juneteenth more prominent.
For instance, Target, Nike and Twitter declared Juneteenth as a paid national holiday for their respective company. Twitter CEO jack Dorsey announced it “A day for celebration, education and connection.”
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order to make Juneteenth a New York State holiday, and many other governors in other states have followed suit.
June 19th will be an even more historic “historic” day for the country on June 19, especially with all the amazing protests, vigils, marches and demonstrations, and there will be 26 of them in New York City alone.
If you haven’t followed Justice For George NYC on Instagram, please do so now, as he is listing all the events in NYC for Juneteenth, and he does Instagram stories on the hour for most of the events throughout the day. In the meantime, here are screen grabs of his Instagram to show you where the protests will be held.
I also want to thank people for following me on Instagram, for my Instagram stories showing all the top headline news in terms of injustice, white privilege, WTF moments during COVID and calling out shortcomings from leaders. My handle is JimmyIm.
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