Juneteenth celebration in 1900 at Eastwoods Park. Credit: National Museum of African American History and Culture. Greetings NY*Confidants! In the past, the general population of the U.S. has sort of brushed aside many holidays that celebrate black history. Martin Luther King Jr. Day was a battle in the 1990s, as was Black History Month. But things changed thanks to some old fashioned protest and policy changes. Change is taking place again. Governor Mario Cuomo has declared
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