Ornella Mazzola
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The Heart Has its Reasons
Artpil / Juneteenth

In celebration of Juneteenth, we revisit some recent articles and profiles: A Matter of Black Lives; Martin Luther King Jr. with photography by Bruce Davidson and Gordon Parks; Universal Declaration Of Human Rights on its earlier anniversary; the acclaimed feature documentary studying the light, mood, movement and Black life in the American South, Hale County This Morning, This Evening by Director and Photographer RaMell Ross.

Juneteenth, this year, at last, has been adopted as a federal holiday in the U.S., celebrating the emancipation of African-Americans who had been enslaved (2021) –A minor eulogy in the mortuary of reparations against the otherwise growing trend of walking back of Civil Rights progress and the newest wave of voter suppression.