Tag Archives: Slavery

Rosa Parks Museum to commemorate Juneteenth with free admission, virtual presentations

June 17, 2020
By Andy Ellis

Troy University’s Rosa Parks Museum will offer free admission on Friday, June 19, and use its social media platforms to celebrate Juneteenth.

The oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States, Juneteenth is celebrated on June 19, in recognition of the date in 1865, when Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger and…

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Historian discusses lives of last known U.S. slave ship passengers

January 30, 2019
By Greg Phillips

The story of the Clotilda is about more than just the last known ship to bring slaves from Africa to the U.S. — it’s about a group of teenagers who built a life and a lasting community in a strange land.

Dr. Sylviane Diouf, an African Diaspora historian and author of the book “Dreams of…

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