Dear Baileyblog Readers,
We hope you are well.  We are back from our usual summer hiatus and are happy to share with you the following videos which commemorate a season of freedom and independence in America and the Caribbean.
On June 19, New York State celebrated the Federal holiday Juneteenth which commemorates the emancipation of the last enslaved African Americans in the United States in 1865. This video below was produced by the New York State Division of Human Rights. It profiles the struggle for African American civil rights and the work of New Yorkers today in the ongoing struggle to eliminate discrimination.

The Reparations Task Force of The United Church in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands recently shared 3 presentations for Emancipation and Independence week in Jamaica.  (August 1-6, 2022).  As many of our readers know, we have often documented various aspects of the new Reparations movement. I, myself, have written much on the subject and made several presentations—largely in academic circles.  These varied presentations represent points of view from another institution in our community – that of the church.  It is important to note that this is an issue being debated not only by individuals but by every sector of society: academia, government,media and the church.  Please have a listen and feel free to share your views and join in the advocacy for Reparations for people of African descent at any level and from any point of view that resonates with you.




Anne C. Bailey

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