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Why everyone should celebrate Juneteenth

Celebrate Juneteenth

On June 19, 1865, 250,000 enslaved African- Americans in Texas were told they were free….   This past Thursday, President Biden made Juneteenth a federal holiday. In case you don’t know what Juneteenth is, Juneteenth is a holiday that celebrates (commemorates) the end of slavery. Everyone should celebrate this holiday as an historic event in […]

Things to Do for Black History Month in Philadelphia

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There is a wave of creative ways to experience Black History month this year. From socially distanced events, murals to visit and virtual tours, there’s Black History in Philadelphia to experience.   The African American Museum in Philadelphia Two exhibits that are available virtually, along with its permanent collection. Through His Eyes: Youth Activism in […]

Juneteenth Playlist: Songs To Celebrate Blackness

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On June 19, 1865, Union army troops arrived in Galveston, Texas to announce that all slaves were freed. Black people enslaved in Texas were the last to get word that they were free, immediately becoming a cause for celebration. The first Juneteenth celebration occurred the following year when freedmen in Texas organized what became the […]