Celebrating Juneteenth

Yesterday, June 19, 2017 people around the nation celebrated the 152nd anniversary of Juneteenth. One hundred and fifty-two years ago the last known enslaved people in the state of Texas were notified that they were free people. The Emancipation Proclamation was announced in Galveston, Texas in 1865 and enacted with arrival of Union troops and …

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Welcome to the first post on my blog! It has been a few weeks since I last posted on my "20th Century Black Material Culture" graduate seminar class {with Dr. Tanisha Ford} blog, Janie's Overalls: Theorizing & Signifying with Zora Neale Hurston. The title was inspired by the first book we read in class, Their …