Juneteenth

This entry is for juvenile audiences. To see the full version of this entry, click here What happened: Juneteenth is the name for a holiday celebrating June 19, 1865, the day when the Union army (fighting to preserve the Union of the United States) arrived in Texas … Read MoreJuneteenth

Mississippi Black Codes, 1865-1866

Following the passage of the 13th Amendment on January 31, 1865, slavery was officially ended throughout the United States, including in the eleven former Confederate States. Almost immediately governments in these states began a process to reestablish white supremacy in the law. The result was … Read MoreMississippi Black Codes, 1865-1866