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juneteenth

What is Juneteenth?

On June 19, 1865, two months after Confederate General Robert Lee’s surrender in Virginia, Union General Gordon Granger and approximately 1,800 federal ...
jim-crow

Was Jim Crow a real person?

The term “Jim Crow” typically refers to repressive laws and customs once used to restrict black rights, but the origin of the name itself actually ...