BLOG POSTS WHERE MONTH IS 6, AND DAY IS 18, AND YEAR IS 2021

Friday 06/18/2021 by phishnet

WHAT DOES JUNETEENTH MEAN FOR JAM BAND FANS?

[This guest blog post is courtesy of Adam Lioz (user @RadicalSuit) and Malcolm Howard (user @mhoward205), who are are founding Board members of Phans for Racial Equity.]

Juneteenth commemorates the day the last enslaved people in the U.S. were granted freedom in 1865, more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation. What’s the relevance of a celebration of Black liberation for the largely White jam band community? Why should we keep Juneteenth in mind as many of us plan to head back out on tour for the first time in more than a year?

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