Emancipation Proclamation

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    September 22, 2012

    The Emancipation Proclamation (Or What's Left of It) Is In Harlem Right Now!

    In 1862, President Abraham Lincoln was torn: with the War Between the States raging, the clarion call to free the slaves was louder than ever. However, to do so, Lincoln feared a backlash from his own Union forces, who were more concentrated on the rebels then the abolitionists. In the end, the 16th ... More >>

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    September 19, 2012
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    June 18, 2012

    Juneteenth 2012: Photos from Harlem's Celebration

    Juneteenth is a national holiday celebrated in 41 of the 50 states. Across the country African-Americans celebrate the day with parades, festivals and street fairs. In Harlem, residents discussed voter registration and political involvement and almost on cue Rep.Charlie Rangel arrived to much fanfar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2012

    Emancipation Day at 150: How Slaves in Washington D.C. Are Helping Procrastinating Taxpayers Today

    Procrastinating taxpayers: wonder why you're getting a couple extra days to file your taxes this year? April 15 fell on a Sunday this year, so you can thank a Christian for the first extra day, as politicians are so terrified of offending them, they've never liked to do government business on Sunda ... More >>

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    February 21, 2011

    A Goy in Wonderland

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. May 25, 1972, Vol. XVII, No. 21 A goy in wonderland By Joe Flaherty The lamentable thing about life is that it is devoid of fanfare. Man's odyssey more times than not is heralded by a kazoo rather than a trumpet. The spiritual milest ... More >>

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    February 19, 2009

    Studies in Crap: The Story of the United States

    Your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from basements, thrift stores, estate sales and flea markets. I do this for one reason: Knowledge is power. The Story of the United States Author: Elbridge S. Brooks Publisher: Lothrop Publishing Company, Bosto ... More >>