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Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day, is a holiday in the United States honoring African American heritage by commemorating the announcement of the abolition of slavery in the U.S. State of Texas in 1865. Celebrated on June 19, the term is a combination of June and nineteenth

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During the Civil War, some Mississippi soldiers decided they didn’t want to fight for the Confederacy. The anti-Confederate rebellion in Jones County was led by Newton Knight, who opposed slavery and secession.  In the spring of 1864, the Knight Company overthrew the Confederate authorities in Jones County and raised the United States flag over the county courthouse in Ellisville. The county was known as the Free State of Jones, and some say it actually seceded from the Confederac...

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Racism isn’t over. But policymakers from both parties like to pretend it is.

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The Democrat party was the first political party in the US & they owned slaves & made so much profit from slavery that they fought tooth & nail to keep slavery legal. The Republican party was started to END SLAVERY & the Democratic party continued to put up a fight to keep slavery legal & keep blacks from voting. The Democratic party started the Klu Klux Klan to frighten & intimidate blacks & those white sympathizers. Republican party is not racist. That is the party that freed the black…

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Slavery in the United States - Children who were born to slaves began working as soon as they were able.

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DRED SCOTT, an Enslaved person, taken by his Master from a Slave State, into a "Free Territory", filed a suite claiming that because he had lived on 'free soil' he was entitled to his Freedom. Though the Supreme Court ruled against Scott citing that people of African descent and their descendants were not protected by the Constitution and could never be citizens and thus could not sue in federal court; the case inflamed the national debate over Slavery in the years leading up to the Civil…

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Slavery in the North I totally disagree with this guy on some moral and political issues, but he's right about one thing: people forget that slavery originally existed in northern states as well as southern.

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