Backlash Against Juneteenth

"If the cruelties of slavery could not stop us, the opposition we now face will surely fail. Because the goal of America is freedom, abused and scorned tho’ we may be, our destiny is tied up with America’s destiny."

- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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From NPR

In states where Juneteenth is still not a day off, activists see a missed opportunity

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Companies Face Backlash For Selling Juneteenth Branded Products

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From CNN

Sunday Edition: Why Juneteenth is more than a day off

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