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Juneteenth: Joy as Resistance

by on June 22, 2020 0

Across the country, thousands of Black Americans and other communities celebrated Juneteenth. The holiday commemorates the news of slavery’s abolishment, finally making it to Galveston, Texas, on June 19, 1865.  When the freed slaves of Galveston heard this declaration, they were shocked, as they’d remained in bondage two years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation abolished slavery […]

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