Juneteenth — A Collage

Time to reflect, time to study

Photo by Derek Lamar on Unsplash

My grandmother, Hazel Lancaster, was born in Palestine, Texas. That side of my father’s family hails from the plantation-slave region of Texas. My grandmother attended Prarie View University, an HBCU and she is very Texas. I never once heard her mention “Juneteenth.”

My family didn’t bring Juneteenth to my attention but Juneteenth was a pretty big…



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