Dateline, Palm Desert, CA – June begins to get hot as summer rolls in. Average temps here excede 100 degrees.
Several important events occur here in America in June in addition to the beginning of summer. These include Flag Day commemorating the 1777 adoption of the stars and stripes as our national emblem and the relatively new Juneteenth Day which, on June 19, 1865, finally recognizes the 1863 passage of the emmancipation of all slavery in America.
Juneteenth is more than a commemeration of a distant event. It is a scary reminder of the cultural pressures that still persist here in this country The acceptance of freedom from slavery is not the only freedom in question.