I was honored to present to FirstBank associates from across the organization in TN, KY, GA, and AL! The virtual lunch and learn discussion was, “Why JUNETEENTH is important to everyone!” They are to be commended as a company to take Juneteenth serious enough to give their organization more information about this important event in American history.
Unfortunately, many people look at Juneteenth as a holiday that is ‘just for Black people’. Too many people feel it’s only Black history.
Too many people think it’s foolishness.
History that’s not taught isn’t considered important. And, just because it hasn’t been taught doesn’t mean it’s not important.
One of the reasons that the religious leaders wanted to kill Jesus was because He challenged their narrative. They accused Him of threatening their generations-old traditions. They accused Him of ‘canceling’ the Law of Moses.
But, the fact is that Jesus came to fulfill the law as the narrative of God’s relationship with man continued to evolve.
Christ hath redeemed usfrom the curse of the law, being madea curse for us: for it is written, Cursedis every one that hangeth on a tree:
So anyone who’s against the narrative of history evolving is welcome to go back to sacrificing animals.
THIS IS WHY JUNETEENTH IS IMPORTANT!
There should be fireworks, bar-b-ques, family gatherings and celebrations to celebrate when ALL AMERICANS were finally free.