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Celebrating the Milestone of Juneteenth

Thetford Academy celebrates and acknowledges Juneteenth as an important milestone in our nation’s history. On this day, we commemorate the emancipation of enslaved African Americans and recognize the ongoing struggle for racial justice and equality in our society.

As an educational institution committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive community, we believe it is essential to understand and reflect upon the significance of Juneteenth. This day serves as a reminder of the immense resilience and strength demonstrated by individuals who fought for their freedom and the challenges they overcame. It is an opportunity for us to learn from the past and work towards a more equitable future.

At Thetford Academy, we are dedicated to promoting an environment that values and respects all cultures, backgrounds, and experiences. We strive to provide our students with an education that not only promotes academic excellence but also nurtures their understanding of the complex histories and social issues that shape our world.

In observing Juneteenth, we encourage our students, faculty, and staff to engage in meaningful discussions, educational activities, and community service initiatives that highlight the historical significance of this day. We emphasize the importance of listening to diverse voices, amplifying marginalized narratives, and working collectively to address the systemic barriers that persist today.

Furthermore, we recognize that Juneteenth is not only a moment to celebrate progress, but also a call to action. We are committed to supporting initiatives and organizations that promote social justice, equity, and equality within our local community and beyond. By empowering our students to be informed and engaged citizens, we believe they will play a pivotal role in creating a more just and inclusive society for all.

On this Juneteenth, let us come together as a community to honor the struggles, achievements, and aspirations of African Americans. May we stand in solidarity, promote understanding, and actively contribute to a future where freedom and equality are truly universal.

Link to Juneteenth Educational Resources From the Zinn Project: Books, Educational lessons, Podcasts, Primary Sources etc.




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