Race & Justice

Happy Juneteenth!

Celeste Fremon
Written by Celeste Fremon

Traditionally WitnessLA likes to celebrate holidays and special occasions with music…and often poetry.

So on this first Juneteenth since it officially became a federal holiday, we chose the irreplaceable writer and poet Maya Angelou reciting her pain and power-drenched, and always gorgeous, Still I Rise.

And, for music, Pharrell Williams’ Freedom.


A portion of Galveston’s Absolute Equality Mural.