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Statue honors once-enslaved woman who won freedom in court

By Mark Pratt, Associated Press The story of an enslaved woman who went to court to win her freedom more than 80 years before the...

Efforts spotlight slave who inspired beach name, local tale

By Philip Marcelo, Associated Press An enslaved Black man, the tall tale he inspired and the beach that now bears his name are the focus...

Our Living Heritage: A Juneteenth Play at St. Stephens

Important figures of the struggle were represented and brought to life on the St. Stephens Church stage by members of the congregation. By Darrel Wheeler,...

Juneteenth Celebrates Just One of the United States’ 20 Emancipation Days

By Kris Manjapra, Tufts University The actual day was June 19, 1865, and it was the Black dockworkers in Galveston, Texas, who first heard the...

A History of Juneteenth Celebrations

On June 19, 1865, Union general Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston and issued General Order Number 3, which informed enslaved people in the South...