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Juneteenth, the End of Slavery

Juneteenth, the End of Slavery

The history of Texas is distinctively different from other states because of its revolt from Mexico, its experience of being an independent republic, and finally, its...

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Owning Emancipation

Owning Emancipation

President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation Executive Order went into effect on January 1, 1863, but blacks desired to be active in their emancipation. A few months after...

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On the Road to Freedom Day

On the Road to Freedom Day

On the road to Freedom Day, many black families left the South following the Emancipation Proclamation. They preferred being together under the Union Army’s protection...

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What is Juneteenth?

What is Juneteenth?

The portmanteau word Juneteenth is from the words June and nineteenth and is often called Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, Liberation Day, or Emancipation Day. It signified when...

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Black Wall Street, Tulsa, Oklahoma

Black Wall Street, Tulsa, Oklahoma

May 31, 2021 will be the one-hundredth anniversary of the two-day massacre in Tulsa’s wealthy black community known as Deep Greenwood or Black Wall Street. Deep Greenwood...

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Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom

Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom

In 1848, Ellen and William Craft devised an unusual and successful plan to escape slavery in the deep South of Macon, Georgia. Within eight days after devising the plan,...

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Lisa Charles, A Renaissance Woman

Lisa Charles, A Renaissance Woman

Lisa Charles is a woman who has an affinity for life and fitness.  She understands that life’s journey is not a straight line but a fortuitous maze of twists and turns. ...

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No Stones Left Unturned

No Stones Left Unturned

“A race no less than a nation is prosperous in proportion to the intelligence of its women.” Monroe Alpheus Majors, M.D. (1893) YAAHA celebrates the thousands of exceptional...

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