I'm not super proud to say that 2020 is my first year consciously celebrating Juneteenth, but better late than never, right? For anyone who may not know why the Black community commemorates Juneteenth (June 19th, 1865), I can sum it up.
Juneteenth is a celebration for the emancipation of slavery in the United States. June 19th, 1865 specifically, was the day federal troops arrived in Texas to notify the last of enslaved Black people that they were free. Juneteenth is a day [we] honor a victory in the journey to freedom for our people.
My best friends & I decided to spend time with one another supporting some Black owned businesses and enjoying each other's company at Brooklyn Bridge Park.
It was an amazingly peaceful day filled with laughter, love, and of course food!
I wanted to share some pictures to sum up how my day went. Next year and moving forward I hope to go bigger! <3
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