Juneteenth is a holiday which celebrates the abolition of slavery in Texas, and I was quite surprised to learn that someone has designed a flag for it. The design represents “a star of Texas bursting with new freedom throughout the land, over a new horizon.”
I heartily endorse this new practice of giving individual holidays their own flags.
[Image: Flag of African Slaver, 1862-66. National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London]
Lighter skinned slave children of mixed race heritage were used as part of a fundraising campaign to help struggling African American schools in 1860s New Orleans. Campaign organizers believed the lighter complexioned children would help boost donations to their cause.