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Happy Juneteenth!

Juneteenth — the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States — dates back to this day in 1865, when Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free. For those of you who were reading closely, June 19, […]

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For Juneteenth: Bragging rights, then and now

In honor of Juneteenth — the holiday that celebrates the liberation of people who’d been slaves in the U.S. — a Trump joke. Because we need one. Found via Ian Bremmer.

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Republican lullabye

Click the image to see it at full size. This spot-on editorial cartoon by Ward Sutton appeared in yesterday’s Boston Globe. Don’t forget that it’s Juneteenth — the day that marks the freeing of people who were enslaved in the U.S.. We still have a way to go before those scales are balanced.

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My week in Charleston

Happy Juneteenth, Gentle Reader! Last week, I tagged along with Anitra to Charleston. She was there to attend the GIANT conference, while I continued with my regular telecommuting workday from our hotel room and various wifi-equipped establishments in town. I also managed to squeeze in a little touring around, and snapped a few photos along the […]

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Vice’s Documentary: “Here Comes the White-Power Safety Patrol”

It’s June 19th, a.k.a. Juneteenth — the holiday that celebrates the liberation of people who had been held as slaves in the United States. Even centuries later, it’s still downplayed by too many people, but not here on The Adventures of Accordion Guy in the 21st Century. I’m marking the day with an article that […]