Celebrate Juneteenth

Today is Juneteenth, a day of celebration for many, who commemorate June 19th, 1865, the date enslaved people in Texas finally learned of their emancipation.

To view three recommended books on the subject, click here.

For even more discussion of this day, read this Floyd Cooper Talks with Roger and also Robin Smith's appreciation of Angela Johnson and E. B. Lewis's All Different Now: Juneteenth, the First Day of Freedom.

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