It’s official. Juneteenth is now a federal holiday! On June 16, 2021, President Biden signed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act which made Juneteenth a federal holiday effective immediately! From the north, south, east, and west and from people of all demographics, you can hear and see the celebratory cheers and even some tears for this historic moment in time.
It is celebrated in one form or the other everywhere each year. From parades and festivals, to concerts and memorials, to religious services and luncheons, on June 19 annually, one or more of the aforementioned celebrations is occurring for what is called ‘Juneteenth.’ But how many really know what Juneteenth really is about and why we celebrate it? What is the real history behind Juneteenth? Is it just another reason for persons to come together and party? According to the juneteenth.com website, “Juneteenth the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States.” It sounds simple enough, right? But Respected Global Leader and Equality Advocate Greshun De Bouse says there’s more to it than that:
Greshun De Bouse is always doing something good! She is a true advocate for equality for all people, irrespective of individual differences. Advocate Greshun represented #KNEEOFFMYNECK Coalition she founded in the DFW Pride for Black Lives Matter on Sunday, June 28, 2020 to stand for equality and justice for all. She was joined by hundreds, perhaps thousands of demographically diverse persons to express their desire for equality and eradication of police brutality. Greshun told Kera Media’s Alejandra Martinez the following in her news interview when asked to explain the purpose of the coalition.
She is absolutely extraordinary, and we love her more and more each time we hear her name! It’s Greshun De Bouse shining as usual in a big way! On Friday, June 19, 2020, beloved and trusted Advocate Greshun De Bouse joined a caravan of vehicles on foot, treking through downtown Fort Worth, TX in what is widely known as Opal’s Walk.