How the day after Thanksgiving came to be known as Black Friday

Mitchell Hartman Nov 19, 2018
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The 24th of September 1869: Panic on 'Black Friday' in the New York Gold Room. Photo by Three Lions/Getty Images

How the day after Thanksgiving came to be known as Black Friday

Mitchell Hartman Nov 19, 2018
The 24th of September 1869: Panic on 'Black Friday' in the New York Gold Room. Photo by Three Lions/Getty Images
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This Friday, the Friday after Thanksgiving, is ubiquitously referred to as “Black Friday” by retailers, consumers and the media. We wondered: What does the term mean? And where’d it come from?

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