#Pulitzer prize winner (2019) David W. Blight, Professor of American History and director of the Gilder Lehrman Center for the study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at @Yale University, won in the category of #history for a “distinguished and appropriately documented book on the history of the United States” via his masterpiece entitled “Frederick Douglas: Prophet of Freedom” (@simonandschuster).
Celebrations around the world today commemorate the FREEDOM of brave souls, through generations, who contributed in building the fabric of a country in which today we, together, have a responsibility to make great for everyone.
On June 19, 1865 (Juneteenth) federal U.S. troops arrived in Galveston, Texas to take control of the state and ensure that all enslaved people be freed. This event came a full two and a half years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. Juneteenth marks an effective end to slavery in the United States.
📚#anotherone Check out #Barracoon by Zora Neale Hurston 📖 Barracoon: The story of the last “Black Cargo” is a non-fiction work based on interviews done in 1927 with Cudjoe Lewis, the last presumed living survivor of the Middle Passage (@harpercollins).
As always, Happy Reading Friends!