This month we also celebrate Juneteenth, America's second independence day.
While the Emancipation Proclamation took effect in January 1863, many enslaved people in Texas were not informed and life continued as it had before until Union troops arrived on June 19, 1865.
Check out the Library's African-American History Guide for more resources as well as:
For more streaming video, try these databases.
The Digital Library on American Slavery is a project based at UNCG and focused on making primary sources about American Slavery accessible to all. The newest searchable database from this project is People Not Property and can accessed here.
Black Freedom Struggle contains 1,600 primary source documents from the following time periods in American History.
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