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Shabakas Black Experience Enhanced

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On this Season 8 Episode 41 of Shabaka's Blacc Experience Enhanced we will be discussing the history of the U.S Holiday Memorial Day! The History of Memorial Day which is FBA-DOAS-FREEDMAN Holiday formerly known as Declaration Day after the Civil War ended in 1865! 

When the last Monday of May comes around, Americans fire up the grill, welcome the upcoming summer season, and most importantly, honor U.S. soldiers who gave their lives to defend the country.

Initially called Decoration Day, the observance was held in remembrance of Union troops who perished during the Civil War. Over the next century, more states and government agencies started observing the holiday for all U.S. soldiers who died in wars. It didn’t become a national holiday until 1971.

While many American towns claim to have held the earliest celebrations of the holiday, U.S. officials declared Waterloo, New York the “birthplace” of Memorial Day. Historians say residents closed businesses, flew flags at half-staff, and held a ceremony to remember local Civil War soldiers on May 5, 1866 — three years after the bloody conflict ended.

It wasn’t until a resourceful historian stumbled upon forgotten evidence of one of the earliest recorded Memorial Day celebrations that we learned about the Blacc Community’s role in establishing the well-known holiday.

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