Looking Back: Fashion and Juneteenth

Looking Back: Fashion and Juneteenth

        Juneteenth began on June 19th, 1865. The Civil War had ended months ago, but in Texas, black people were enslaved long after the war ended on April 9, 1865. White slave owners refused to free their slaves and were angry that slavery was over. As a result, we have Juneteenth. So, as we go into this holiday weekend, let’s take a moment to remember the history behind the holiday, and how slavery and fashion production were so intertwined.        The first slave was brought to America in 1619. Slaves were quickly divided by skin color by the white population as a means of division and control. Although light-skinned black women were picked to work in the house, and dark-skinned black women were forced to work outside, all female slaves had to do domestic work for their white mistresses. This includes sewing. Many female slaves...
Taylor Hemby - Jun 18, 2020
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