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In 1865, the last slaves were freed. In 2023 and beyond, we are Black and thriving.

Black & Thriving

June 19, 1865, two years after President Abraham Lincoln presented the Emancipation Proclamation, slaves in Texas finally received word: They were free.

The fight for true freedom ever since has been continuous and full of barriers. Freedom is a thread, and a fight, woven through this nation's history and current political climate. In spite of attempts to limit our access to the ballot box, the economy, and basic civil rights - we thrive

This Juneteenth, take action to celebrate and ensure true freedom for all.

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How Do You Thrive?

Thriving looks different in different communities. This Juneteenth, let's show the world what it looks like to be Black and thriving. Head to Instagram and share a photo or video of you and your community winning.

Make sure to tag us @NAACP and use the hashtag #BlackandThriving so we can share!

Thriving Together

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Black and thriving means standing boldly in your identity and authenticity and deciding no matter the obstacles, hurdles, or pitfalls, I will win. Because – who else but me?

- Trovon Williams, SVP, Marketing and Communications, NAACP

Thrive with Action

The Importance of Juneteenth

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Juneteenth and Onward

Continue to use your power by taking action on the legislative changes needed to move us toward freedom and justice.

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Join the Ongoing Fight

The journey toward true freedom and democracy continues. Join the NAACP to stay in the fight in your own community.

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