GROW BEYOND YOURSELF. STRETCH TO SIGNIFICANCE.
Thank you to all of the advocates/allies who made today’s Stage 1: 82km Race of @letourfemmes possible, especially Kathryn Bertine with her vision, tireless advocacy and determination. You have been and continue to be on the front line of advocacy and change. We see you. We follow your lead.
The first women's Tour de France (TdF) was in 1955, then again in 1984-1989. Women were banned from the TdF until 2014 when @LeTourEntier secured a race and TdF naming rights for women via @LaCoursebyTDF.
Juneteenth (also known as Freedom Day and Emancipation Day) is the newly minted federal holiday which commemorates the emancipation of enslaved black individuals in the United States and celebrates African American achievements. Dr. Opal Lee, 95 (considered the “grandmother of Juneteenth) whose personal mission was to make Juneteenth a national holiday, remarked yesterday, “If people can be taught to hate, they can be taught to love and it’s up to you to change it.”
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