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What is Juneteenth?

Many outside of Texas have never heard of Juneteenth because in most Southern states the commemorate date of the Emancipation Proclamation is celebrated January 1, because of Lincoln signing the proclamation on January 1, 1863. Juneteenth, means June 19, 1865 … Continue reading

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400 Years Since The First Captured Africans Arrived In Jamestown, Va. June 6, 1619.

    Why is 1619 an important year in African American history? And for American as a whole? This is a very important date. It’s important because it marked the starting point of what this nation would eventually become. A … Continue reading

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