Juneteenth

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For the past two decades, the museum has told the story of slavery and emancipation, and celebrated the accomplishments of African Americans throughout Texas — but now, it's about to make room for a bigger project. ...
The day, which gets its name from combining June and 19, has long been celebrated by black Americans as a symbol of their long-awaited emancipation. ...
Historian and professor Annette Gordon-Reed joins Morning Joe to discuss the historical significance of the Juneteenth holiday. ...
California State University Los Angeles professor of pan-African studies Melina Abdullah issued a tweet telling white individuals not to request to attend a Juneteenth cookout. "Attention white people… Please don’t ask if you can come to the cookout… #Juneteenth is freedom day for Black folks. It sh... ...

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