Tag: emancipation

  • The Quintessential Americanness of Juneteenth

    [Vann Newkirk on the most famous American emancipation holiday][link], and why it must be celebrated: >Juneteenth, rather, celebrates a belated liberation. Enslaved people in the Confederacy who didn’t manage to escape to Union lines or find themselves in occupied territory were not all made free by Lincoln’s proclamation, and had to await the end of…