Juneteenth, the US Army and the End of Slavery

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June 18, 2015 1:21 p.m.

A great quote from a piece we’re publishing later today on the history of Juneteenth and the critical role of the US Army in ending slavery. “Freedpeople, as [former slave Felix] Haywood’s quote reminds us, did not need the Army to teach them about freedom; they needed the Army to teach planters the futility of trying to sustain slavery.”

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