Building a bigger table for Juneteenth

Jun 14, 2024

“As I write today’s column, I am excited about both the upcoming Juneteenth festivities and about this column being published on June 14, my birthday! Recently I learned that I share a birthday with 19th century abolitionist and author, Harriet Beecher Stowe. It was Stowe’s best-selling novel, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, that exposed the brutal realities of American slavery and fueled the abolitionist movement. This led to the Civil War and Lincoln’s 1863 Emancipation Proclamation that granted freedom to approximately 4 million people enslaved in Southern states.

To read this article by Laura Hill, facilitator of the CTTT Local Affiliate, Virginia’s Historic Triangle, Click Here.

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