June 19, 1865 marks the day slavery was abolished in the United States. One hundred fifty-three years later, people across the country continue to celebrate this victory and recognize there is more work to be done.
Dr. James Dobbins, longtime Dayton Wesley Community Center member, says Juneteenth represents an ongoing need to fight for basic freedoms.
“It signifies a greater issue, which is that freedom is a process, it’s not just an event,” Dobbins says. “