A Question of Freedom on Emancipation’s Holiday

I was asked to make a speech for a Juneteenth celebration we were to have at the shelter I work at. On this day of freedoms jubilee, I wanted to examine in this speech the idea of “freedom”. Here it is.

We are gathered here to celebrate today, our emancipation from the retched bonds of chattel slavery. A dark history that is intertwined with the building of this great nation on the…