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June 14, 2021
The Black Freedom Struggle Continues This year, our 55th, and henceforth, the Center for Constitutional Rights will formally observe Juneteenth as a paid holiday for all staff. Long celebrated in many Black communities, the first Juneteenth immortalized June 19, 1865, the day on which the last enslaved Africans in Galveston, Texas, were formally emancipated, more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation. Officially, emancipation would not be fully realized until December 18 of the same year with the ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment and the release of enslaved people from...
March 15, 2021
March 13 marked the one-year commemoration of the killing of Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old Black woman who, at the height of what we now know is the worst pandemic of our lifetime, was working as an...
March 1, 2021
Biden must rescind Trump-era public charge rules As we exceed 500,000 COVID deaths, the Trump administration’s discriminatory and unlawful public charge rule continues to create fear and deter people...
February 18, 2021
Throughout the Black Freedom struggle, art has been a tool to both contest injustice and envision liberatory futures. In the Civil Rights era, this was the contribution of the Black Arts Movement, a...
Agendas for Black Liberation
February 12, 2021
TO HONOR BLACK HISTORY IS TO CELEBRATE BLACK FUTURES In our weekly call to action, we will highlight different partners and organizations who are doing movement work today to create a better tomorrow...
February 11, 2021
In the six years since Ferguson, calls for accountability for the state-sanctioned murder of Black people have evolved to encompass demands to defund and abolish the prison-industrial complex (PIC)...

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