Today is "Juneteenth", the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States.Today Juneteenth commemorates African American freedom and emphasizes education and achievement. It is a day, a week, and in some areas a month marked with celebrations, guest speakers, picnics and family gatherings. It is a time for reflection and … Continue reading Juneteenth

Slavery in New York

A fellow GPUS delegate posted this on the NC discussion list. It's NY Times article about an exhibit on slavery in New York and how 20% of NYers were slaves during that period of U.S. History. The article focuses on the impact the exhibit has had on its visitors. Since you have to have a … Continue reading Slavery in New York