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Chained No More, Told Too Late: The Story of Juneteenth

Chained No More, Told Too Late: The Story of Juneteenth

2017-06-19 00:00:00

Regardless of your ethnicity, you have ancestors who were living somewhere in the world on the historic day of June 19, 1865.  For the black residents of Galveston, Texas, however, the day was like no other. On that day, a Union general arrived to Galveston, making the belated announcement that slavery had ended in the former Confederate states, including Texas—two and a half years prior. 

Michigan Emergency Manager Law Remains An Affront to the 13th Amendment

Michigan Emergency Manager Law Remains An Affront to the 13th Amendment

2016-06-14 00:00:00

A while back, the ACLU of Michigan joined with other organizations and law firms to challenge the constitutionality of the discredited emergency manager law. The emergency manager law, also known as Public Act 436, is at the root of the poisoning of Flint’s water supply as well as a variety of other evils across the state. The ACLU of Michigan’s participation in this case is only natural given its commitment to the eradication of all forms of discrimination and the political disenfranchisement of communities.

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