Juneteenth is a holiday that commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. It marks the day in 1865 when Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas, and announced that the Civil War had ended and slaves had been freed. This was two and a half years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation. […]
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ENCOUNTERING RACISM: This is the third in a series, posted on endracism.com, of recollections by people from all walks of life on how they first experienced or witnessed prejudice and discrimination.
Born in Talbott County, Maryland, Frederick Douglass (c. 1818 to 1895) was treated harshly by slave owners, yet managed to learn to read. After repeated attempts to escape to freedom, he successfully ran away in 1838 to become an eloquent platform orator and newspaper editor for abolition. He worked with President Lincoln during the Civil […]