When Black Twitter Celebrated the First Juneteenth

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Have you ever wondered what social media would have looked like on the first Juneteenth?

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Me either.

But since we do this Social Studies thing every day, we’ve selected a few social media posts to imagine what this column would have looked like if Black Twitter existed on June 19, 1865, as the news broke that enslaved Africans had been freed.

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Happy Juneteenth!

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detroitkidelo
kidelo *if you support racists, you're a racist too*

This is very funny.

I just found out about this book, Blonde Roots by Bernardine Evaristo via Ron Charles at The Washington Post. Here’s how he puts it: “...an alternate history that imagines Africans enslaved Europeans.” I will celebrate Juneteenth by self-isolating and reading it.