It is unfortunate that most people do not celebrate Juneteenth because they either have never heard of it or do not know what it is. So, here are the facts sbout a critically important date in American, not just Black American, history:
This Essence article blew me away because I had not heard of Fort Mose, have you?
Wow! African American/Black history is so rich and filled with stories of courage, sacrifice, determination and a few victories along the way. Fort Mose’ near St. Augustine, Florida is just as important as Black Wallstreet in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Please share with you circle of influence:
Visit Fort Mosé in St. Augustine. You can add this to your travel plans the next time you travel to Florida. Or, plan a special trip to what is now a National Historic Site. See the link below:
The more we know, the more we understand.
The more we understand, the more we grow.
The more we grow, the more we share.
The more we share, the more people we educate.
The more people we educate, the more power we acquire:
Truth is knowledge. Applied knowledge is power…
To apply knowledge, we form viable strategic plans.
Viable strategic plans are responsible for (just to name a few major accomplishments):
the Underground Railroad, Black Wallstreet, HBCUs, Mayor Harold Washington, the 40-hour work week, child labor laws, OSHA, public transit, the right to vote, Social Security, Medicare & Medicaid, Mayor Harold Washington, Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm, President Barack Obama, and Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio.
As we keep working our strategic plans, we will also have victories that include:
Healthcare for all, reparations, equal pay for equal work, dismantling of the prison industrial complex vis-a-vi…elimination of racial profiling, and equal justice under the law.
You are either part of the problem or part of the solution!