Reflections on Juneteenth and Slavery’s Long Economic Shadow
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Reflections on Juneteenth and Slavery’s Long Economic Shadow

On June 19, 1865, Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas, to announce the Civil War had ended and all slaves were to be set free. This day, known as Juneteenth, was the last official day of slavery in the United States. While slavery ended, its mechanisms of oppression through labor are still prevalent today. Continue reading »