Tourism Diversity Matters joins in celebrating 247 years of independence for the United States.
Independence Day, also known as the Fourth of July, is a significant day in the United States that celebrates the country’s freedom and independence. However, it’s important to acknowledge that not all communities in the US have experienced freedom and equality in the same way. From a diversity, equity, and inclusion lens, we can reflect on the ways in which certain groups have been marginalized and excluded from the narrative of American independence.
On July 4, 1776, the Second Continental Congress unanimously adopted the Declaration of Independence, eloquently asserting that “all Men are created equal.” As we celebrate Independence Day, let us also recognize and work towards addressing the ongoing injustices and systemic barriers that prevent all individuals from experiencing true freedom and equality in America.
Click on the link below to learn more about the history of Independence Day: