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Juneteenth: From Curt Flood to A-Rod

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Juneteenth: for many African-Americans in this country, this is the true day to celebrate the emancipation of slavery. Though the Emancipation Proclamation came out late September of 1862, it really didn’t free the slaves per se. From what I’ve read, slaves in the North were still beholden to their slave-owners, and it didn’t have much of an effect on the …

Jose VilsonJuneteenth: From Curt Flood to A-Rod
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All I Ever Had: Redemption Songs

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My first real exposure to the atrocities of the Holocaust at the hands of the Nazis probably came in elementary school, at a time when most of my teachers were of Jewish descent, and when the Lower East Side still had a strong Jewish population. Thus, I learned more about the Holocaust than any other human tragedy, even more than …

Jose VilsonAll I Ever Had: Redemption Songs