Author

Ryan Haygood

Ryan Haygood

Ryan P. Haygood is president & CEO of the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice.

COMMENTARY

This Juneteenth: Celebrate, then legislate

By: - June 19, 2022

Juneteenth — also known as Freedom Day — marks the day on June 19, 1865, when enslaved Black people in Galveston, Texas, learned about their freedom, more than two and a half years after President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863. New Jersey is celebrating Juneteenth as a state holiday this year for […]