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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...

Weber Shares Thoughts on Framework for Reparations Eligibility

By Antonio Ray Harvey | California Black Media California Secretary of State Shirley N. Weber shared her thoughts on who should be compensated for the...

Slave life’s harsh realities are erased in Christmas tours of Southern plantations

By Robert E. May, Purdue University This holiday season, many Americans will tour historic mansions in the Southern United States that are beautifully decked out...

Fisk Jubilee Singers Celebrate 150 Years Since First Tour

By Kristin M. Hall, AP Entertainment Writer The Fisk Jubilee Singers' first tour wasn't an immediate success, but their perseverance through financial hardship to find...