On June 19th, 1865, Black people in Galveston, Texas finally heard of the Emancipation Proclamation. For two years, white authorities had suppressed this information, but the truth could not be contained forever.
Our ancestors heralded the coming of a Jubilee year, when everyone was set free, with a special shofar blast — then they made it happen. We must continue to loudly proclaim that the walls of institutionalized racism are still standing while also doing the hard work of dismantling them.
To learn more about what Mishkan is doing to create welcoming and inclusive spaces, check out our Racial Equity page.
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