A Day of Reflection

Jesse Jackson and other black leaders are organizing a national protest for this Friday. June 19, known as JUNETEENTH, is the anniversary of the day in 1865 when black Texans learned that Lincoln had freed the slaves, and is widely observed as a milestone of freedom. But this year's Juneteenth will be a "day of absence." To mark the continuing burden of racism in America, many blacks will stay home, boycott white-owned businesses and avoid conversation with whites.

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