Thursday, October 17, 2019

Tag: emancipation proclamation

6 Important Things You May Not Know...

June 19 marks Juneteenth, which Black people in the United States celebrate to mark their emancipation from slavery (Photo: "A...

Some Black Americans Were Still Living in...

With more than 20 years of peonage research under her belt, historian and genealogist Antoinette Harrell has cemented herself as an expert on modern...

LA Exhibit Commemorates Black Soldiers’ Service in...

At the Central Library in downtown Los Angeles, Black soldiers who fought during the Civil War come to life in the show "African American...

10 Popular World Monuments You Probably Didn’t...

  Edmund Pettus Bridge -- Selma, Alabama The Edmund Pettus Bridge was the site of "Bloody Sunday" on March 7, 1965, when armed officers attacked peaceful...

President Obama, Nation Honor Juneteenth Holiday

 President Obama yesterday took a moment from his packed schedule to commemorate Juneteenth, but many African- Americans were not even aware that there was...

Thomas Hurley: For a 12-Year-Old on ‘Jeopardy,’...

The debate is still raging over whether Thomas Hurley, 12-year-old Connecticut boy, should have been penalized when he misspelled the correct answer in a...

‘Forever Free’: Scholars Study Impact of Emancipation...

Scholars from three continents gathered at Harvard University recently to parse the Emancipation Proclamation, the earth-shaking 1863 executive order from the Lincoln White House...

Envisioning Emancipation: Black Americans And The End...

What did freedom look like? asked Deborah Willis and Barbara Krauthamer ,when they set out to compile the impressive tome  "Envisioning Emancipation: Black Americans...

Watch Night: Black Churches Across the U.S....

On Freedom's Eve, the night before the Emancipation Proclamation took effect on Jan. 1, 1863, worshipers gathered in black churches to pray, give thanks...

Washington Puts Emancipation Proclamation and Its Lessons...

What do you know about the Emancipation Proclamation? Many people think it was the document that freed all the slaves. Actually it was the 13th...

New York’s Schomburg Center to Display Only...

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem will be the first stop for the New York State Museum's traveling exhibition of...