Celebrate Juneteenth 2021

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The History of Juneteenth Juneteenth celebrates African American freedom from slavery in the U.S. and is the oldest holiday celebrating Emancipation in the country. The holiday honors June 19, 1865, when Major General Gordon Granger led Union soldiers into Galveston, Texas Continue reading Celebrate Juneteenth 2021

Celebrate Women’s History with Baltimore Women: Ethel Ennis

In honor of Women’s History Month, UB Special Collections & Archives is highlighting some of the most important and influential women from right here in Baltimore. Ethel Ennis (1932-2019) was born and raised in Baltimore, where she nurtured her musical Continue reading Celebrate Women’s History with Baltimore Women: Ethel Ennis

Juneteenth: History and Celebration

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When Was Juneteenth First Celebrated? Juneteenth celebrates African American freedom from slavery in the U.S., and is the oldest holiday celebrating Emancipation in the country. The holiday honors June 19, 1865, when Major General Gordon Granger led Union soldiers into Continue reading Juneteenth: History and Celebration