History

What You Should Know About Juneteenth

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It is finally JUNE, and you know what that means… Yes, it is officially summer. But more importantly, it is JUNETEENTH! Well, what is exactly is Juneteenth you may be wondering? In a literal sense, Juneteenth is the combination of June and the nineteenth. This day also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, or even Second Independence Day serves as one of the most important days in American history and specifically in the African American community. It is the oldest nationally-celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. January 1, 1863, the Emancipation Proclamation signed by President...

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The History of Black Wall Street

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Greenwood District in Tulsa, Oklahoma also known as ‘Black Wall Street’ was one of the most striking areas of Black businesses in the early 20th century. 

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The History of HBCU'S

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Historically Black Colleges and Universities, also known as HBCUs, are higher educational institutions that were established to serve the African American community during times of heavy racism. Most HBCUs were constructed before the Civil Rights Movement - for example, Howard University was founded in 1867. 

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