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June 19, 2013 8:44 AM Daylight Video

By Ed Kilgore

It’s the 148th Juneteenth—the day commemorating the final liberation of slaves in Texas on June 19, 1865, and thus the long-delayed implementation of the Emancipation Proclamation. Here’s Shirley Verrett performing “No More Slavery Chains For Me.”

Ed Kilgore is a contributing writer to the Washington Monthly. He is managing editor for The Democratic Strategist and a senior fellow at the Progressive Policy Institute. Find him on Twitter: @ed_kilgore.


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