Posts Tagged ‘Juneteenth’
Juneteenth—June Nineteenth—will be observed as a public holiday for the second year on Monday, June 20th. Award-winning poet, Brian Donnell James, shares thoughts on how poetry contributes to this commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States. “Sweet Tones, Somber Tones” Sweet tones,…Somber tones in the night sky Me all alone with […]
Juneteenth—June 19th—is also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, Liberation Day, and Emancipation Day. Sistah Joy Alford, Poet Laureate of Prince George’s Country, shares some thoughts.