Daily Archives: June 19, 2020

Juneteenth

Here’sthe Skinny

This year we’re suddenly all ware of this pivotal moment in American History.

Needless to say this wasn’t always the case

A Connecticut fourth grade social studies textbook falsely claimed that slaves were treated just like “family.” A Texas geography textbook referred to enslaved Africans as “workers.” In Alabama, up until the 1970s, fourth graders learned in a textbook called “Know Alabama” that slave life on a plantation was “one of the happiest ways of life.”

When in reality. . .

As for right now, to quote a white man I rather like “It was the best of times, t was the worst of times.

But to quote another white man I anrther like “The Times They Are A-Changin”

Cue Scott Joplin.