Author

Rebecca R. Rubin

Rebecca R. Rubin

Rebecca R. Rubin is an environmental consultant and a former member of the Virginia State Air Pollution Control Board.

COMMENTARY

Juneteenth: Celebrate by committing to a more just society

By: - June 17, 2020

Official word of their freedom came late to enslaved African Americans in Texas who first heard it confirmed by Union Army Gen. Gordon Granger on June 19, 1865 — a full two and a half years after President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation was made official on Jan. 1, 1863. Juneteenth — a conflation of the […]