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Freedom Isn’t Free

This Wednesday, June 19 is Juneteenth, the date when enslaved people in Texas were given the news of their freedom in 1865. The marker of emancipation became a federal holiday in 2021, after decades of advocacy for its national recognition by people like Opal Lee — a native Texan who grew up attending local Juneteenth parades and was motivated to bring more awareness to the special date. 

URL Media’s Ishena Robinson highlights how freedom isn’t free and discrimination costs a price which begs the question of if this truly is the land of the free.