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Did former slaves start the Memorial day holiday?

25 May

A black historian David W. Blight has discovered evidence that the first celebration of what came to be known as Memorial Day was conducted by former slaves. Over time that history was whitewashed to give others credit for the origins of Memorial Day. Oddly enough many of those those sources that credit others with the creation of Memorial Day mention the “Decoration Day” ceremony of the former slaves giving Blight’s claims same credence. – See more at: http://www.africanamericanreports.com/2014/05/did-former-slaves-start-what-is-now.html#sthash.jAsSVwzJ.dpuf