RONALD TUFF, ED POTOSNAK | June 19, 2023 | OPINION
On June 19, 1865, Union soldiers brought news of the Emancipation Proclamation to enslaved people in Galveston, Texas by declaring all people held in slavery in the U.S. must be freed. Today, Juneteenth has become a national holiday.
While slavery officially ended in 1865, in the almost one hundred fifty years since we still have not achieved racial equality in our nation or state. This injustice is reflected in many of the institutions and decisions made in New Jersey, and the environment is no exception.