Juneteenth: Many slaves knew about Lincoln’s executive order emancipating them. The news was widely covered in Texas newspapers—with an anti-abolitionist spin—and Black people would have overheard white people discussing it in private and in public.
The Federal Reserve kicks off its two-day meeting on Tuesday. Most analysts had expected the central bank to raise interest rates by half a percentage point for a second consecutive month, but a stronger-than-expected inflation report last week has markets believing an even bigger move could be coming. Economy, recession and Inflation