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Tag: slavery

Juneteenth Could Become A State Holiday

SPRINGFIELD – Illinois could have a new state holiday commemorating the day in 1865 when the last enslaved people were freed. A state senate committee Wednesday approved

Stories Of The Enslaved In Illinois

One was sold away from her children. Another was freed and became a businessman. Others were freed only to be kidnapped and sold back into slavery….