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Happy Juneteenth!

Why is June 19th known as Juneteenth? The answer is rooted in history. “Juneteenth is an African-American holiday that celebrates the emancipation of slaves in Texas in 1865.” Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the … Continue reading

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Thursday Open Thread | Dr Martin Luther King explains why Black Americans face more obstacles than white European immigrants

Wow, I’ve seen/heard a lot of MLK footage but this is the first time I’ve seen this interview. How profound this is. pic.twitter.com/Lm8SR2z3bT — Justinfication (@Justinfication) April 4, 2018 Dr King warns of 3 evils plaguing America…….. Racism Exploitation of … Continue reading

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Juneteenth Facts

Hat tip: Madameniore.com Juneteenth is one of the most important days in African American history but we bet there’s still a lot you don’t know about this historic occasion.

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Black History | Juneteenth

The History of Juneteenth Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at … Continue reading

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