Special post: Juneteenth

On September 22, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation. The document declared that as of January 1, 1863, all enslaved people in the confederacy “shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free.” The Emancipation Proclamation only freed the slaves in the confederacy, not in any states that remained loyal to the United States, butContinue reading “Special post: Juneteenth”