Juneteenth: Day 2

June 2nd – This month we are sharing information with you about Juneteenth. As you know, Juneteenth is the effective end of slavery in the United States, the day on which the last enslaved people in the US learned they were free.  The word “slave” is a term used to name people who were owned by other people. In ancient times they might be people who were captured in battle, convicted of a crime, or satisfying a debt. In the United States, this term acknowledges the primarily black people who were captured, bought and sold, and forced to work on plantations. It was the cruelest form of slavery. So, why shouldn’t we be using the word “slave?”