Author

Kris Manjapra

Kris Manjapra

Professor of History, Tufts University

COMMENTARY

On Juneteenth, the history of how emancipated people were kept unfree needs to be remembered, too

By: - June 18, 2022

The actual day was June 19, 1865, and it was the Black dockworkers in Galveston, Texas, who first heard the word that freedom for the enslaved had come. There were speeches, sermons and shared meals, mostly held at Black churches, the safest places to have such celebrations. The perils of unjust laws and racist social […]