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Vice President Kamala Harris greeted Juneteenth celebrants in Los Angeles on Monday by celebrating how far the nation has are available its remedy of Black People however warning that the combat for freedom just isn’t over.

“At present People from all walks of life come collectively to have a good time Juneteenth, to honor Black excellence, tradition and group, to recollect our nation’s full historical past and to have a good time one in every of our founding ideas — the precept of freedom,” Harris instructed the hundreds of individuals gathered on the Greek Theatre.

“America is a promise,” the vice chairman stated, “a promise of freedom, liberty and justice. The story of Juneteenth as we have a good time it’s the story of our ongoing combat to appreciate the American promise just isn’t for some however for all.”

Juneteenth, which acknowledges the emancipation of enslaved folks, is the nation’s latest federal vacation.

Harris famous that she co-sponsored laws to acknowledge the vacation whereas within the U.S. Senate after which as vice chairman stood by President Biden’s facet when he signed the invoice.

However she recalled Coretta Scott King’s warning that every era must keep their freedom.

“So allow us to all stand collectively as People to show and honor historical past, to guard our liberty and proceed our combat for freedom,” she stated, earlier than introducing a step-dancing efficiency by the Divine 9, a gaggle of traditionally Black fraternities and sororities. Harris joined Alpha Kappa Alpha when attending Howard College for her undergraduate diploma.

Different performers on the present included hip-hop star Nelly; R&B band SWV; gospel artist Kirk Franklin; and singer Chloe Bailey, who carried out a tribute to the late Tina Turner. The celebration was produced by a workforce of Black creators from Reside Nation City and Jesse Collins Leisure and broadcast internationally by CNN.

“We get an opportunity to have a good time one another,” stated Adam Blackstone, the occasion’s musical director, who has suggested artists together with Janet Jackson, Nicki Minaj and Justin Timberlake. “We tried to do this particularly as a tradition. And so what I wished to do was create a playlist, a reside playlist, that will get the celebration going and virtually seems like a yard barbecue.”

Johnita P. Due, the cable station’s government vice chairman of integrity and inclusion, stated the live performance was about greater than music.

“Throughout the present, you simply really feel so many individuals with you. You’re feeling your ancestors with you, you are feeling the kin you’ve misplaced. You’re feeling your complete group,” she stated. “That’s why it’s so impactful.”

Due grew to become emotional as she spoke of her late mom, Patricia Stephens Due, who led the nation’s first jail-in protest — during which demonstrators opted for jail relatively than paying bail — throughout the civil rights motion.

“My mother at all times used to say, ‘Tales reside eternally. Storytellers don’t, so hearken to the storytellers whilst you can,’’’ Due stated. “What you … see on the stage at the moment is a bunch of storytellers telling their fact and celebrating the liberty of speech and expression and the liberty to inform our tales.”

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