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Celebrating Juneteenth

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Celebrating Juneteenth

“The life of the nation is secure only while the nation is honest, truthful, and virtuous.
-Frederick Douglass

Today, we mark Juneteenth a commemoration of equality, justice and freedom, ideals which we strive to perfect for all Americans.. On this date in 1866, more than 150 years ago, our nation took another step in upholding those ideals for all. There have been many moments of success and many moments of failure and disappointment. Today, while our friends and families celebrate what was once called “Emancipation Day” or “Freedom Day,” it also remains a somber reminder that while we are blessed to live in liberty, each of us must strive to do better … for our neighbors and our communities. That is AFSA’s and its members’ ongoing commitment, and one we are proud to live out every day.

June 19th, 2022 by