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Juneteenth should grow from a Black holiday to a federal holiday

“Juneteenth” didn’t mean anything to me until I was about 12.

That’s a problem for all of us, and we need to make sure no other children, Black or otherwise, ever suffer from such lack of understanding.

The first time I heard that word, I was at my grandparents’ home.

My uncle, a gruff ol’ guy with a smoker’s grumble, was surprised I’d never heard of it. My father had a minor in African American studies from a fancy, private college, but somehow it never came up.

“What do you mean you never heard of ‘Juneteenth’?” he asked.

Uncle Gary had a simple way to explain Juneteenth

Uncle Gary was the guy to explain stuff in a way that I could understand.