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Civil Rights Slavery Government

Juneteenth and Independence Day

A few days ago on June 19th called Juneteenth, Black Americans celebrated this nation’s granting and military enforcement of the ending of slavery in this nation named the United States of America.

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Slavery Racism

Juneteenth

On June 19, 1865 the General Order presented below was issued in the State of Texas. This day has become known as Juneteenth.

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Slavery

A Slave On The Last Slave Ship To Come To America

An article on history.com speaks about an interview done in the 1930s by anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston with a man named Cudjo Lewis who spoke of his being a slave from West Africa brought to America on the Clotilda, believed … Read the rest “A Slave On The Last Slave Ship To Come To America”

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Slavery

Arab-Muslim Slave Trade?

At the below link Larry Elders questions the validity of talking about European slave traders without also talking about Arab-Muslim slave traders especially during Black History Month.

https://www.larryelder.com/column/black-history-month-why-dont-they-teach-about-the-arab-muslim-slave-trade-in-africa/

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Slavery Racism Social Issues Government

Slave Codes, Slavery Abolishment, Reconstruction, Black Codes, Jim Crow Laws, Constitution Amendments

American form of slavery was enforced under slave codes.

The 13th Amendment abolishing slavery was passed in 1865.

Those desiring to maintain superiority to and power over freed slaves and blacks in general created the black codes in response to … Read the rest “Slave Codes, Slavery Abolishment, Reconstruction, Black Codes, Jim Crow Laws, Constitution Amendments”