Juneteenth.

Today is Juneteenth. What a glorious day it is today for Pennsylvania (if you just ignore the rain)! Juneteenth. “June” and “Nineteenth.” The observance of Juneteenth dates to June 19, 1865, when Union General Gordon Granger announced in Galveston, Texas, that all slaves were free. Despite Abraham Lincoln having issued the Emancipation Proclamation more than [...]

Little Negro Boy Begs for White Arm (1904)

After being hit by a train, five-year-old Albert Turner was taken to the Lackawanna Hospital for surgery. Due to the severity of the incident, the little Albert's arm was amputated. During his recovery  in the hospital the asked his doctor he could have a new arm-a white one. The little boy was offered the possibility of a prosthetic limb, but refused to accept unless the artificial arm was of a white complexion.