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We hear about some of the events that happened on this day in history, including learning about Decoration Day and the African American roots of Memorial Day from Dr. Karsonya Wise Whitehead, Assistant Professor of Communication and Affiliate Assistant Professor of African and African American Studies at Loyola University Maryland and author of the new book, “Notes from a Colored Girl: The Civil War Pocket Diaries of Emilie Frances Davis.”
Sources: The People History; This Day in Labor History; Wikipedia List of Historical Anniversaries; This Day in Women’s History; This Day in African History;History.com; History Orb; Yenoba; Selected Black Facts; Phil Konstantin’s North American Indian History; and This Day in Music
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