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Juneteenth starts tonight!


Why attend Juneteenth?





Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture - The Historical Legacy of Juneteenth



Suggested Reading

* The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin

* We Were Eight Years in Power by Ta-Nehisi Coates

* Stamped From the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X. Kendi

* Sweet Taste of Liberty: A True Story of Slavery and Restitution in America by W. Caleb McDaniel

* The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson

* Four Hundred Souls by Ibram X. Kendi

* On Juneteenth by Annette Gordon-Reed








Blackpast - Frederick Douglass - "What, to the Slave, is the Fourth of July?"



Wikipedia - Frederick Douglass July 5, 1852 speech "What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?"


Library of Congress - President Abraham Lincoln - Emancipation Proclamation






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