Tag Archives: Civil Rights

Juneteenth: The Historical Significance of June 19

Juneteenth is an American holiday that commemorates the announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas on June 19, 1865. But it’s come to have a broader meaning, celebrating the freedom of all black slaves. The date became even more important … Continue reading

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The 14th Amendment: Reinventing Freedom

Our nation has few inconsequential constitutional amendments – maybe the one we repealed – but few, if any, were as revolutionary as the 14th amendment, which addressed citizenship rights and equal protection of the law following the Civil War. Our series on … Continue reading

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MPL Talks: Civil War to Civil Rights

During the most recent talk in our Civil War series with James A. Garfield National Historic Site, Judge Paul Mitrovich took on the ambitious task of tracking civil rights from slavery to the Civil Rights Act of 1964. During his … Continue reading

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