Tag: Civil War

The Juneteenth of the Soul

Jemar Tisby

Today is Juneteenth.  June 19, 1865 commemorates the day when the Emancipation Proclamation that declared all slaves free was announced to citizens in the state of Texas.  Although the proclamation became official on January 1, 1863, it wasn’t until after the war ended that it had any real effects. Photo Credit: rollingout.com A Day of Freedom […]

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