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Month: <span>June 2021</span>

Month: June 2021

Commemorating Juneteenth

Juneteenth originated in Galveston, Texas on June 19th, 1865 when Union Army General Granger issued General Order No. 3, relaying the news of the Emancipation Proclamation. This announcement came more than a month after the official end of the Civil War and over two years after the Emancipation Proclamation.

To commemorate Juneteenth, this post features a selection of resources highlighting music, first-person accounts from former enslaved individuals, and the gradual abolition of slavery in New York State.

Primary Sources for Pride: Celebrating Stonewall & Christopher Street Liberation Day

Pride Month is celebrated in June to commemorate the Stonewall Riots, a series of protests beginning in the early hours of June 28, 1969 in response to a police raid on the Stonewall Inn in the West Village. In this post, discover primary resources covering the Stonewall Riots and New York City’s first annual Pride marches, known as Christopher Street Liberation Day.

Open Data 101

Open Data, as a concept, is the idea that some data should be available to everyone, and should be free to use without restrictions. In this post, we cover what qualifies as open data and where you can find it.