May 26: This Day In History

decoration dayMay 26, 2014 – Segment 1

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.”

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Sources: The People HistoryThis Day in Labor HistoryWikipedia List of Historical AnniversariesThis Day in Women’s HistoryThis Day in African History;History.comHistory OrbYenobaSelected Black FactsPhil Konstantin’s North American Indian History; and This Day in Music

Written by Marc Steiner

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