Monthly Archives: June 2013

Enslaving the Free: The Gettysburg Campaign

“Negroes Driven South By The Rebel Officers,” Harper’s Weekly, November 8, 1862. While not African Americans kidnapped by Confederate forces in June 1863, it presents an image something like witnesses saw in southern Pennsylvania during the Gettysburg campaign. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ The sesquicentennial of … Continue reading

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Parting Thoughts on Juneteenth

Juneteenth (June 19) has yet again rolled around and passed. What began as former slaves in Texas commemorating the arrival of the Union Army in 1865 and their liberation from bondage has morphed in more recent years into an informal … Continue reading

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Happy Juneteenth!

Originally posted on Civil War Emancipation:
From Wikipedia: “Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day, is a holiday in the United States honoring African American heritage by commemorating the announcement of the abolition of slavery in the U.S. State of Texas in 1865. Celebrated on June…

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Harvard Presentation Video

I do not mean to keep touting my Harvard triumph, but it just came to my attention that the Dubois Institute at Harvard just posted the video of Freedom Rising Symposium on YouTube, so I am posting the video of … Continue reading

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