Today is the Sesquicentennial Juneteenth, commemorating the formal abolition of slavery in Texas on this day in 1865, and eventually being recognized as Emancipation Day nationally. Here’s Aretha Franklin performing “Lift Every Voice & Sing” at the Fox Theater in Atlanta.
Ed Kilgore, a Monthly contributing editor, is a columnist for the Daily Intelligencer, New York magazine’s politics blog, and the managing editor for the Democratic Strategist.
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