What is Juneteenth? Juneteenth is a statement of freedom. Juneteenth is the unshackling of a body of people. Juneteenth is the freeing of slaves in the State of Texas. Juneteenth is the renewing of one’s character, integrity, spirit, and ability to achieve one’s greatest opportunities.
Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee, June 19, 2003
Emancipation Celebration, Richmond, Virginia, April 3, 1905
Juneteenth is also an amalgamation of the words June and Nineteenth, and …Read more
It would be hard to describe Tonga in a word, but you could do worse than ’exceptional’. Over the past two hundred years, the remote archipelago has stubbornly been the exception in the Pacific rather than the norm.
Though it was a British protectorate until 1970, Tonga is the only Pacific island nation never to have been formerly colonized. It’s the only nation in the region continuously governed by its indigenous population. And …Read more