On Juneteenth (June 19th) we celebrated a holiday lauding the deeply held ideal of freedom, and this weekend, we will do it again for Independence Day. In highlighting Juneteenth, what for many white Americans was an unknown holy-day, The New York Times (6.21.20) asked some renowned African American journalists, authors, educators, a food editor, a novelist, a historian and a poet to answer the simple question, "What is Freedom?" All were women!

In a world where freedom has been mostly defined and defended in mythic terms by (white Christian) men, where freedom’s protection and preservation has justified almost every war, police action, right to bear arms and economic inequity, I was curious to hear what women, black women, might have to say about freedom.


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