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On this Juneteenth, technology still has a long way to go to helping create a more equitable society

Gabrielle Rejouis
Jun 19, 2019 · 4 min read
Juneteenth Emancipation Day Celebration in Texas, June 19, 1900. (Source: Mrs. Charles Stephenson (Grace Murray), The Portal to Texas History, Austin History Center, Austin Public Library).

Today marks Juneteenth — a celebration commemorating the end of American slavery. But, Juneteenth dates back not to 1863, when the Emancipation Proclamation was signed, but to 1865 — more than two years later. That’s how long it took for the message of emancipation…