A blessed Juneteenth celebration to all in Texas and beyond. I took this photo back in 2016 when my family and I were visiting Galveston Island. This is an important day for Texans but also for the entire country. I have fond memories of attending the parades at Rosewood park in my hometown of Austin.
This is a day to remember and celebrate when news of the Emancipation Proclamation came to Texas. Also a day to remember and commit ourselves to work against the ongoing sins of institutionalized racism, white supremacy, and racial violence and hatred. Much work continues to need to be done.#happyjuneteenthyall