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Juneteenth: The 155-Year History of America’s Other Holiday

Today, as demonstrators continue to fight for justice for Ahmaud ArberyBreonna TaylorGeorge Floyd, and a growing list of others, the country is getting ready to celebrate the 155th anniversary of a milestone in the liberation of Black people by way of America’s other holiday: Juneteenth. Continue reading Juneteenth: The 155-Year History of America’s Other Holiday

10 American States With the Most Lynchings of Black People From 1882-1968

Mississippi

With well over 581 lynchings, Mississippi tops the list with the most total lynchings during this time, according to statistics provided by the Tuskegee Institute. Out of the 581 people who were lynched across this time span, more than 90 percent were Black. Perhaps the most well-known lynching in the state was that of 14-year-old Emmett Till.

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