2023 Art/Essay Contest Winners

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Juneteenth Freedom Day!

Zoe Rice

Freedom Day

Alana Dias

Embrace Freedom: Celebrating Juneteeth's Legacy

Kayenat Asif


Jenna Pollastro

Juneteenth is a holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. It is a day that African-Americans have celebrated since the late 1800s and it is now recognized as a federal holiday. The importance of Juneteenth lies in its historical significance in the message about the ongoing struggle for racial equality in America.

The recognition of Juneteenth as a federal holiday sends a powerful message but also the importance of acknowledging and honoring the history of African-Americans in this country. It is a reminder that the fight for racial equality is ongoing and that we must continue to work towards a more equitable society. By recognizing Juneteenth, we are acknowledging the contributions of African Americans to our country and honoring the legacy of those who fought for freedom and equality.

The recognition of Juneteenth is important to all Americans because it provides an opportunity for education and reflection. It is a time to learn about the history and slavery in America’s occurring struggle for racial justice. It is also a time to reflect on the process that has been made and the work that still needs to be done. By learning and reflecting, we can all become better allies in the fight for racial equality.

Juneteenth is important for all Americans because it honors the history of African Americans in this country and sends a message about the struggles that people of color went through and are going through. On Juneteenth, we can look back on the progress that has been made and still needs to be done. Juneteenth is a reminder that we can continue to work towards a more equitable society for all.

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