Juneteenth: Did Slavery Really End In 1865? (Video)

0 Posted by - June 19, 2016 - Holidays And Birthdays, SLAVERY

June 19, 1865, is the day credited with the abolition of slavery in Texas, and more generally, the Confederate South. However, did slavery truly end that day?

Watch as Bryan Stevenson, attorney with the Equal Justice Initiative, discusses why he believes slavery merely “evolved” after the Emancipation Proclamation was put into law. From slavery and lynching to segregation and mass incarceration, are Black Americans truly free?

Learn more on the original post at History Now

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