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First Memorial Day, May 1, 1865 organized by former slaves in memoty of fallen Union soldiers who had been buried in a mass grave.

Slave master's children conceived by slaves posed for Porch Portrait in Georgia in 1899. Many years following Juneteenth. :-(

SLAVES, EX-SLAVES, and CHILDREN OF SLAVES IN THE AMERICAN SOUTH, 1860 -1900 by Okinawa Soba

Once "freed", many of the former slaves and their children had no where to go. These are the houses built mostly during the "Slave Years" --- before the Civil War, and Lincoln's "Emancipation Proclamation" .