GBN Daily Drop for May 30, 2022: Memorial Day and its African American Origins

Good Black News: The Daily Drop by Lori Lakin Hutcherson

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Memorial Day, an American national holiday dedicated to the memory of fallen US soldiers, is celebrated on the last Monday of May. Its beginnings however, started on the first day of May in 1865, when by a group of newly liberated Blacks in Charleston, South Carolina placed flowers on the unmarked graves of captured Union soldiers and held a parade to honor the dead.

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