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Opinion: Beyond Juneteenth: Breaking the chains to our freedom


Last updated 6/11/2022 at 10:55am

Being black and walking away from a person who legally owned you became reality on June 17, 1865, when Texas became the last state to implement the Emancipation Proclamation. The day, now known as Juneteenth, has become one of celebration for blac...

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