Lois Leveen

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June 19, 2012

Take the Juneteenth Challenge

Happy holiday.

Didn't know you were having one?

Here's
a snip from the Huffington Post
to catch you up:

Today is Juneteenth. This holiday, which commemorates the end of slavery, tells us as much about what America means as the Fourth of July, Presidents Day, or Memorial Day. What distinguishes the United States is our nation's persistent struggle to make real a set of ideals that have been contested and contentious from the earliest days of the republic. It's particularly worth remembering Juneteenth this year, as people across the country mark the sesquicentennial of the Civil War.


You can read the full piece at the Huff Post website, and take the Juneteenth Challenge: name 5 African Americans who helped end slavery--besides Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman?

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