Today marks the commemoration of Juneteenth, the day of the emancipation of the last enslaved African-Americans in the United States, in 1865. Take some time to honor all those who have stood against racism and racial discrimination, and to reflect upon the continuing struggles for equality and justice in our own communities and institutions.

Juneteenth may mark just one moment in the struggle for emancipation, but the holiday gives us an occasion to reflect on the profound contributions of enslaved black Americans to the cause of human freedom.