- Jun 17, 2022 from 12:00pm to 3:00pm EDT
- Location: Lincoln Monument, New Jersey
- Latest Activity: Jun 9, 2022
SAY THE WORD ‘REPARATIONS’
On Friday, June 17th, the People’s Organization for Progress will host its annual Juneteenth March for Reparations.
Participants will rally at the Lincoln Monument at 12 noon.
This is the second year that P.O.P. is co-hosting this march with the NJ Institute of Social Justice (NJISJ) and a host of other organizations.
Last year, Juneteenth was declared a national holiday. Juneteenth is a celebration to mark the end of slavery in Texas in 1865. That state’s slaveholding class withheld the end of slavery with the Emancipation Proclamation of January 1, 1863 from its Black population. It was not until Union troops effectively occupied Texas at the end of the Civil War that that state’s Black population was emancipated on June 19, 1865.
In recent years, Juneteenth has been embraced by AfricanAmericans nationally as a day to celebrate the end of slavery and to unite on the call for Reparations.
Last year, P.O.P. and NJISJ joined forces to push a bill to empanel a Reparations Task Force (A938/S386) study on the impact of Slavery in New Jersey and how the state of New Jersey should address compensation.
As this goes to press, the State of California has already created a Reparations Task Force and just released the first of a two part study on the impact of Slavery and its Residual Racist Legacy recommending Reparations.
For more information on the work of the People’s Organization for Progress, please call 973 801 0001...
THE PEOPLE'S ORGANIZATION FOR PROGRESS
PO BOX 22505
NEWARK, NJ 07101
973 801 0001