‘On Juneteenth’: A Black historian reflects on Texas and emancipation – Yahoo News

“On Juneteenth” is a perfectly quilted work of American history framed by the stories of Black Americans in Texas. Through a mix of memoir, analysis, and seldom-shared stories, historian and Harvard law professor Annette Gordon-Reed stitches a clear image of the economic and political reality of slavery in the Lone Star State. She emphasizes the importance of Juneteenth – the anniversary of June 19, 1865 – the day that enslaved people in Galveston, Texas, learned they wer...

 

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