Instagram-ready: An installation reading “Free 1865” is surrounded by red, black, and green balloons at a Birmingham, Alabama, Juneteenth celebration. All images in this post taken by Joi West for Momentum at Medium.

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Juneteenth 2021 in Birmingham: True Southern Resilience

‘We unabashedly celebrate our Black joy as a form of resistance’

DDuring a very stormy day, I photographed various Juneteenth celebrations across the Birmingham, Alabama, region. These events included a program at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, a…

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