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Freedom Delayed is Freedom Denied Examining Melvin Edwards' "Route des Esclave" In Honor of Juneteenth

Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. This day marks the moment when news of emancipation reached enslaved people in the State of Texas a full two-and-a-half years after the Emancipation Proclamation. At this moment in U.S. history, when the nation is beginning to significantly examine…

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