1. Juneteenth (1997-Present)

    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.

     
  2. banquethall:

    [Image: Flag of African Slaver, 1862-66. National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London]

     
  3. fifty50fifty:

    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.

    (Source: byuns-of-steel)