I was raised to believe that our only race is the human race. I was not, as a white child in Mississippi in the 50s, taught about Juneteenth! I learned that when I started teaching for DOD Schools in Germany! I love that now I celebrate it each year with my small community here on the Mississippi Gulf Coast town of Waveland! There is a family oriented gathering in a local park...complete with ceremony of rememberance, cook-outs (there has got to be food if 2 or more people gather in Mississippi), local performers, art, child activity booths, and - of course- voter registration! It is always a small gathering from a global perspective but always poignant and memory forming for the children of our town!