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Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration of the ending of slavery. From its Galveston, Texas origin in 1865, the observance of June 19th as the African American Emancipation Day has spread across the United States and beyond.

juneteenth.gif (11103 bytes)Ralph Ellison

Ralph Ellison's posthumously published second book after Invisible Man has been edited and rescued by his literary executor John F. Callahan.   The original manuscripts were lost when the author's house burned down in 1967.   When Ellison died in 1994, he left behind some 2,000 pages of a new manuscript. Callahan has wittled that down to 352 pages about a race-baiting Senator who has a secret dark past.

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