Happy Juneteenth!

Mural of Clara Peoples

In 2021, Juneteenth was designated a federally observed holiday.¬†And this year, on June 19th, Juneteenth will officially be recognized as an Oregon state holiday. Juneteenth celebrates the abolishment of African American slavery in the United States. But attaining that freedom was not as simple as President Lincoln signing the Emancipation Proclamation in 1862. Even after…

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