Juneteenth has always represented history and freedom, but it also represents the culture and achievements of African Americans. Tomorrow, a statue of Frederick Douglass (1818-1895) will be unveiled in the United States Capitol Visitor Center. A formal ceremony will be held to honor this former slave turned leader of the abolitionist movement. I SO wish I could be there!
Douglass was a firm believer in the equality of all people. He sought to embody three keys for success in life:
- Believe in yourself.
- Take advantage of every opportunity.
- Use the power of written language to effect positive change for yourself and society.
When you get a chance, take a look at some of his writings. Ahhhmaaazing!