Category: Memorial Day

Black Memorial Day

Memorial Day was Started by Blacks in Charleston, SC!

Did you know that freed enslaved Africans created the American tradition of Memorial Day? The first known observance of Memorial Day (originally called Decoration Day) was in Charleston, South Carolina, in 1865. Freedmen (freed enslaved Africans) celebrated at the Washington Race Course, today the location of Hampton Park, and each year thereafter. African Americans founded Decoration Day at the...