Who held the first Memorial Day celebration? | Michael W Twitty | Comment is free | The Guardian

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/may/22/who-held-the-first-memorial-day-celebration

Enjoy this piece I wrote on the African American roots of Memorial Day. Blessings and honor on all our nation’s fallen, with a special thanks to soldiers of color and LGBT identity who despite slavery, reservations, interment camps and discrimination because of language, orientation, etc. fought and died for the American dream. Their sacrifice was more than meritorious, it was proof of hope.

Thank you.

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About michaelwtwitty

I am a Judaics teacher and Culinary Historian focusing on the foodways of Africa, enslaved African Americans, African America and the African and Jewish diasporas.
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One Response to Who held the first Memorial Day celebration? | Michael W Twitty | Comment is free | The Guardian

  1. andy blair says:

    thanks for this michael. always good to hear more history that’s out there waiting to be known, remembered and shared.

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