Nasir Bell (on the bullhorn) chants “I will breathe” at a protest march on Juneteenth. Bell, 22, started his organization, I Will Breathe, will other protesters he met during his arrest at a protest in Philadelphia on June 1. (Kimberly Paynter/WHYY)

This Year Juneteenth Is More Meaningful

Juneteenth is a celebration that can’t be contained in twenty-four hours, because while it commemorates the day that African Americans were truly freed from slavery, freedom is not finite.

And so, this weekend as I watch Donald Trump hold a political rally at an indoor arena even as a deadly virus circulates, I will celebrate freedom. This Father’s Day, as I watch families like mine say thank you to fathers like me, I will celebrate freedom.

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