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The Daily Cartoon and the Live Briefing: Saturday June 17, 2021

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Juneteenth: The Beginning and the End by Christopher Weyant.

Today in the eyes of the editor: Juneteenth, also known as “Juneteenth Independence Day,” “Freedom Day,” or “Emancipation Day,” marks the day on June 19, 1865, black slaves in Galveston, Texas, learned they were free , more than two years after the proclamation of emancipation. It is a day of celebration across the United States and in parts of the world, although more recently it has also been a darker day of remembrance in light of the torture and murder of George Floyd and the murder. other unarmed blacks by civilians. or police. The Daytona Beach government officially marked June 15 with a celebration on the steps of City Hall last Wednesday. Biden signed a law making Juneteenth a national holiday. This being Flagler County, where flag raising ceremonies to mark national holidays in other countries are not uncommon, not a single local government has seen fit to mark Juneteenth. A good day to read “Invisible Man. The African American Cultural Society has announced that it will “virtually host its annual June 15 program” at 4:30 pm today. “This year’s theme ranges from Cotton Fields to the White House. Go to our website for a link to the program, which will also be posted on our YouTube channel and Facebook page. Enjoy music, dancing, song, and information about this historic celebration. On the scene: “Whether it’s the three chimpanzees from ‘Words, Words, Words’ discussing the making of high literature, the shenanigans of miniature golf as a metaphor for sex from ‘Foreplay, or The Art of the Fugue’, or the multiple reruns of murders in “Variations on the Death of Trotsky”, the one-acts “All in the Timing” are drenched in bizarre scenarios, “writes Rick de Yampert of the new City Repertory Theater production, at 7:30 pm tonight at the Black Flagler Auditorium Box Theater. “The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey” continues at the Flagler Playhouse. In the media res: What happened to Naomi Wolf, once feminist icon and author of “The Beauty Myth” and now shitty anti-vaxxer who was just banned by Twitter? Liza Featherstone wants to know. Euro 2020: All the superpowers are playing today. It’s Hungary against France at 9 a.m. from Budapest, Portugal against Germany at noon from Munich, and Spain against Poland at 3 p.m. from Seville. Spain, Portugal and France can make sure to move forward with a win. All games on ESPN and Univision.

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“It was not uncommon in Saint-Louis to pass by an auction stand, see a woman on the auction block and hear the seller exclaim, ‘How much is offered for this woman? She is a good cook, a good washer, a good obedient servant. She has religion! Why should this man tell buyers she has a religion? I answer, because in Missouri, and as far as I know about slavery in other states, religious instruction is to teach the slave that he should never strike a white man; that God made him a slave; and that, whipped,[Pg 83] he must not find fault, for the Bible says: “He who knows his master’s will and does not do it, will be beaten with many strokes!” And slave owners find such a religion very profitable for them.

-From “The Story of William W. Brown, a Fugitive Slave»(1847).

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