Ruth Naomi Floyd

Oh, Freedom: Words & Music for Juneteenth

By Ruth Naomi Floyd

[Editor’s note: For Juneteenth last year, Ruth Naomi Floyd (known by many in the Rabbit Room readership for her amazing Hutchmoot sessions) shared a lovingly curated combination of her own words, two letters from former prisoners of the American slavery system, and her performance of the song “Oh, Freedom.” This story of a freedom “prayed for, hoped for, cried for, moaned for, even fought for” carried an abiding resonance that we wanted to extend to our readership this year, as well. We encourage you to take in these words and melodies slowly and attentively.]

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