Cianna Greaves

Juneteenth is a new tradition for me. While my lineage isn’t rooted in America, all of the lessons my parents taught me about history were centered on the dream of freedom, WBEZ’s Cianna Greaves writes.
Most of my mother’s stories of growing up in Jamaica had a common theme of shame and poverty. Somehow my mom and grandmom were able to reconcile their resistance to colonialism with their love of the Queen.