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Juneteenth (U.S. Holiday)

(Encyclopedia) Juneteenth or Emancipation Day, June 19th, holiday celebrating the end of slavery in the United States. It began in Texas when news of Lincoln's…

Juneteenth

Celebrates the liberation of Black Americans in Texas on June 19, 1865 Origins Juneteenth (a portmanteau of June Nineteenth) is a celebration of Black emancipation—specifically in the state of…

Ellison, Ralph

(Encyclopedia) Ellison, Ralph (Ralph Waldo Ellison), 1914–94, African-American author, b. Oklahoma City; studied Tuskegee Institute (now Tuskegee Univ.). Originally a trumpet player and…

Ralph Ellison

Ralph Ellison won the National Book Award for his first novel Invisible Man (1952), the story of an alienated and isolated black man living in racially repressive urban America. Ellison grew up in…

Kwanzaa

Honoring the values of African cultures by Holly Hartman Related Links The Principles of Kwanzaa The Seven Symbols Kwanzaa Word Search Encyclopedia: Kwanzaa Winter Holidays…

Black History

Black History Month is observed every February in the United States. Learn about the history of Black History Month, read biographies of famous African Americans, try our quizzes and crosswords,…

History of Slavery in America

What to the Slave is the 4th of July? As immortalized in the above Frederick Douglass quote, the United State has contended with the moral and economic problems of slavery from the beginning.…

U.S. Features

Recent Features Biography | Business | Entertainment | Health & Science | History & Gov't | Society & Culture | Sports | United States | World Jump to: A…

State Holidays

Below is a list of the official holidays of every U.S. state—plus Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands—on which state employees have the day off…