Juneteenth is a celebration of freedom from slavery. But it didn't mean freedom for all.
Susan Ross was a 3-year-old slave living in Texas when her family learned they were free. Even as a child, she remembered how excited her older brother was when he received the news.
“When my oldest brother hear us is free, he give a whoop, run and jump a high fence, and told mammy goodbye,” she told a government worker decades later as part of the slave narratives collected for the 1930s Federal Writers' Project.
He then scooped her up, gave her a hug and kiss, and left the plantation...