Celebrating Juneteenth!

Celebrating Juneteenth!

June 19, 2021 — Today, June 19, marks the 156th anniversary of Juneteenth, otherwise known as Emancipation Day or Freedom Day, marking the freeing of the last enslaved Black people in the United States. The original Juneteenth celebrations happened on the Texas Gulf Coast, which is the childhood home of George Floyd.

To Black Flight Attendants: We hope today is a day full of Black joy as you celebrate your power and resilience. 

While Juneteenth is a celebration of Black power, we know we cannot ignore the hate in this country. Over the past year, white supremacy and domestic terrorism has resulted in the murder of more Black lives and the greatest threat to our democracy in our lifetime.

On Juneteenth, and every day: Black Lives Matter.

The historic signing by President Joe Biden making Juneteenth a federal holiday is a recognition and reflection of America’s ongoing journey to tell our nation’s story.

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