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Juneteenth Honors Freedom and Equality

Juneteenth - Celebration of Freedom

On June 19th every year, people take time to honor the anniversary of Juneteenth—the date in 1865 when news of the Emancipation Proclamation finally reached Texas. (As part of the Confederacy, slaves in that state were not freed until well after the end of the Civil War.) That summer, Union Army troops reached Galveston Bay […]

Five Fascinating Facts About Black History Month

February is Black History Month, a great opportunity to celebrate African Americans’ many achievements throughout U.S. history. Since 1976, this annual celebration has recognized the contributions of black Americans to our country. Here are five important things to know about this meaningful commemoration: It Started as a Week. In 1915, Harvard-educated historian Carter G. Woodson […]

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