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Juneteenth is a celebration of freedom from slavery. But it didn't mean freedom for all.

Posted on AllSides June 18th, 2021
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Susan Ross was a 3-year-old slave living in Texas when her family learned they were free. Even as a child, she remembered how excited her older brother was when he received the news. 

“When my oldest brother hear us is free, he give a whoop, run and jump a high fence, and told mammy goodbye,” she told a government worker decades later as part of the slave narratives collected for the 1930s Federal Writers' Project.

He then scooped her up, gave her a hug and kiss, and left the plantation...

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