Month: June 2019

Give the Magazine Aims to Educate the Public About Juneteenth

Give the Magazine Aims to Educate the Public About Juneteenth

If you haven’t heard the term Juneteenth until recently, you’re not alone. This is a holiday that celebrates the day enslaved Africans were freed. It probably wasn’t discussed in textbooks at all if ever. This is a state holiday only recognized by 45 out of 50 states. However, in recent years, the historic moment has …

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Why "When They See Us" Needs to Be Shown in Every High School (OP-ED)

Why “When They See Us” Needs to Be Shown in Every High School (OP-ED)

I remember sitting in an AP history class. We were glossing over the topic of slavery. I tried my best not to reciprocate the awkward stares darted in my direction, especially when my teacher equated an enslaved African to a pencil for comparison’s sake. The subject was already uncomfortable enough for me as one of …

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