On Saturday, June 19, 2021, Outdoor Afro will be commemorating Juneteenth. Juneteenth is an annual recognition of the moment when 250,000 enslaved Black Americans in Galveston Texas were told they were free on June 19, 1865 – 2.5 years after the Emancipation Proclamation went into effect.
1) On June 19th, 2021, visit a nearby park, forest, beach, or your backyard for 2.5 hours [in honor of the 2.5 years freedom was denied for 250,000 enslaved people in Texas].
2) After gathering your thoughts and your web-enabled device, please visit www.outdoorafro.com/juneteenth2021 and submit your reflections. These reflections will be published and shared with the public.
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Started by Rue Mapp as a blog about her passion for nature in 2009, Outdoor Afro has since grown into a cutting-edge nationwide network with 100+ volunteer leaders in 56 cities. Their highly engaged social community is 132K+ strong and they reached 1.7B people via media last year. The volunteer leaders guide more than 1,000 events each year, reconnecting over 47,000 Black people to nature through activities like hiking, biking, camping, fishing, birding, gardening, skiing, and more.