On a day when millions of Americans celebrate the end of slavery, Day reminded a crowd of hundreds gathered at Field Park that the historical origin of Juneteenth was just one step on the road to achieving that unity.
The governor noted that people had been demonstrating outside the State House last week over their frustration with the slow pace of the reopening, and that several protests had been going on peacefully all day Sunday.
Another connection between the two. The 1970 strike disrupted the final semester for Miller and his classmates at the college. And in 2020, they were scheduled to hold their 50th class reunion in Williamstown the weekend of June 13.