We need more Black-owned and operated museums in the U.S. about Black American history.
Today people across America, including companies, non-profits and brands are acknowledging, recognizing and celebrating #Juneteenth for the FIRST time!
For the first time this year, some of us have a day off from work similar to #martinlutherkingjr day. But we cannot stop here. The @trapmusicmuseum is one of the few museums in the U.S. that documents and gives credit to the beginnings, creation and pioneers of the "trap" sound we're so familiar with in hip-hop and rap music today. #Music is America's #1 export, but what do we own and control in the music industry? It still owns us.
We can no longer allow our lives or our Black American culture and history to be erased, belittled and appropriated. We must protect our Black American intellectual property, black businesses and our minds by studying the richness and genius of our ancestors who came before us, invented systems all after surviving chattle slavery and Jim Crow for 400+ years.
On this day, June 19, 2020, I encourage you to remember your Black history and draw power from the suffering, redemption and survival of our people. Today remember and honor our triumphs, failures, #progress and although we still fight for it, our #FREEDOM. Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty we are free last!
#hiphophistory #trapmuseum #trapmusic #blackhistory #daniellesreed #reporterreed #juneteenth #juneteenthday #mlkday #blackmuseum #hiphophistorymonth #raphistory #musichistory #BlackLivesMatter #defundthepolice