Updated: Nov 20, 2020
On this Juneteenth, which marks the day in 1865 when enslaved African Americans in Galveston, Texas, were told they were free when the Civil War ended. We are honoring this moment in history, but we also recognize that the struggle continues. Slavery took everything from Black people––from our rights to our music, down to our art, and so forth. We’re highlighting BGV Connect member Dana Todd-Pope a self-taught multi-disciplinary artist, author, illustrator, model, and actress from the South Side of Chicago.