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Congress passes bill making Juneteenth a federal holiday ...

1 month ago by CNN

The House passed legislation Wednesday that would establish June 19 as Juneteenth National Independence Day, a US federal holiday commemorating the ...

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Sen. Tina Smith leads charge for national Juneteenth holiday

1 month ago by MSR News Online

On Tuesday, Sen. Tina Smith and her colleagues passed the Senate bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday. It passed in the House Wednesday. Here is Sen.

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12 Quotes on Freedom to Celebrate Juneteenth

1 month ago by Birmingham Times

The Senate passed a bill Tuesday that would make Juneteenth, or June 19th, a federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. The bill ...

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Juneteenth: Congress votes to make June 19 a federal holiday ...

1 month ago by CNN

The House passed legislation Wednesday that would establish June 19 as Juneteenth National Independence Day, a US federal holiday commemorating the ...

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Genesee Country Village to commemorate Juneteenth

1 month ago by The Livingston County News

MUMFORD – Genesee Country Village & Museum, 1410 Flint Hill Rd., will commemorate the state's newest official holiday with a new event on Saturday that ...

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Juneteenth's path to becoming a federal holiday was a long time ...

1 month ago by The Atlanta Voice

For much of US history, Juneteenth has been a date observed mostly by Black Americans commemorating the symbolic end of slavery. Since the reckoning ...

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Ivey Tech Plans Juneteenth Freedom Day Celebration

1 month ago by wevv.com

On June 17, Ivey Tech Community College plans to celebrate by hosting a vendors market for African American businesses.

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Congress passes bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday; Pres ...

1 month ago by MSR News Online

The passage passed the U.S. House Wednesday evening and is headed to the White House for President Joe Biden's signature.

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U.S. Congress votes to create Juneteenth holiday marking end of ...

1 month ago by WTVB News

By Makini Brice WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday overwhelmingly passed and sent to President Joe Biden a bill ...

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Congress passes legislation to make Juneteenth a federal holiday ...

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The House voted Wednesday night to pass the legislation. It heads next to President Joe Biden's desk for a signature. When Biden signs it, as he's expected to, ...

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Museum to celebrate Juneteenth on Saturday

1 month ago by Waxahachie Daily Light

Residents in Waxahachie will mark Juneteenth, which celebrates the abolishment of slavery in America. The Ellis County African American Hall of Fame Museum ...

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Juneteenth

1 month ago by Real Change News

Also called Jubilee Day, Freedom Day and Emancipation Day, June 19 has come to commemorate the end of U.S. slavery and is most known as Juneteenth.

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House Passes Bill to Make Juneteenth a Federal Holiday

1 month ago by The New York Times

The measure would designate June 19 as a federal holiday to commemorate the end of slavery. More than a dozen Republicans voted against it.

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Who are the 14 House Republicans who voted against a Juneteenth ...

1 month ago by USA TODAY

The House vote on Juneteenth passed by 415-14 for a new federal holiday, but 14 GOP members of Congress voted no. Who are they? Why did they vote no?

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House Passes A Bill To Commemorate Juneteenth As A Federal ...

1 month ago by NPR

The yes vote comes a day after the Senate unanimously moved to recognize June 19 as a commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States.

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Where to Celebrate Juneteenth North of Boston 2021

1 month ago by nshoremag.com

Get your party on and enjoy the beautiful weather this weekend while celebrating the Black community at these Juneteenth celebrations throughout the region.

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Celebrate Juneteenth With These Birmingham-Area Events on Sat.

1 month ago by Birmingham Times

The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (BCRI) and a number of other organizations will observe Juneteenth on June 19 beginning as early as 9 a.m. and lasting ...

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Congress approves bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday

1 month ago by Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States will soon have a new federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery. The House voted 415-14 Wednesday to ...

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Celebrate Juneteenth live and online - DC Metro Theater Arts

1 month ago by DC Metro Theater Arts

Beginning on Friday, June 18, NYC artists will be observing Juneteenth – the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the end of slavery in the US, dating ...

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Events announced for 2021 Juneteenth Festival on Greenwood

1 month ago by KOKH FOX25

Tulsa Juneteenth Inc. and the Black Wall Street Chamber of Commerce announced events for the 2021 Tulsa Juneteenth Festival. It will start June 16 through ...

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Juneteenth celebrations arrive amid culture war on race theory ...

1 month ago by USA TODAY

Juneteenth's rise in popularity after a year of racial reckoning comes amid a culture war on voting rights and American schools' teachings on race.

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Celebrate Juneteenth throughout the week

1 month ago by AustinTalks

The West Side will be celebrating Juneteenth throughout this week. Activities, events and panel discussions will honor the history and culture of Black ...

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Juneteenth in Johnson County includes a block party, interactive ...

1 month ago by Little Village

On June 19, 1865, Union troops arriving at Galveston Bay brought the news to the enslaved people of Texas that the Emancipation Proclamation had abolished ...

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What To Do in Brooklyn This Juneteenth | BK Reader

1 month ago by Brooklyn Reader

This Saturday marks the 156th anniversary of Juneteenth, a day marking the celebration of freedom for Black Americans.

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Historically Speaking: History of Juneteenth and commemoration ...

1 month ago by Norwich Bulletin

On Friday, June 18 the NAACP Norwich Branch and City of Norwich will be host the 32nd Juneteenth Commemoration Ceremony at 9:30 a.m..

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Juneteenth Could Become An Official Chicago Holiday In 2022 After ...

1 month ago by Block Club Chicago

The move only needs City Council's approval, Mayor Lori Lightfoot said in a tweet. She had previously opposed making Juneteenth a city holiday.

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Juneteenth Programming Schedules From TV Networks, Streaming ...

1 month ago by Deadline

ABC: On Friday the 18th, ABC will broadcast Juneteenth: An Evening of Celebration & Resilience – A Soul of a Nation Special Event. The two-hour ABC News ...

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What Does It Mean to Be Crowned 'Miss Juneteenth'?

1 month ago by The New York Times

For contestants, it's a pageant, yes, but also a place to celebrate Black sisterhood and promote a deeper understanding of a complex holiday.

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Celebrate Juneteenth in Chicago | Choose Chicago

1 month ago by Choose Chicago

This cultural event, an official state holiday in Illinois, commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. While the Emancipation Proclamation was signed on ...

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Juneteenth: What you need to know about the oldest celebration of ...

1 month ago by The Indianapolis Star

Juneteenth is a holiday marking slaves in Texas learning in 1865 that they had been freed by President Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation.

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Lightfoot does about-face, declares Juneteenth an official city holiday

1 month ago by Chicago Sun-Times

Last year, the City Council passed a resolution to recognize June 19, but stopped short of declaring it a city holiday. Mayor Lori Lightfoot said then Chicago could ...

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And Then: Sharing Juneteenth in Deed and Celebration

1 month ago by jewishboston.com

Annette Gordon-Reed's new book, “On Juneteenth,” makes a compelling case for the Texas observance to become a national holiday.

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Juneteenth: Where to celebrate and why

1 month ago by SaportaReport

Several events are scheduled to commemorate the holiday that celebrates the official end to slavery all over the metro area. By Allison Joyner. With the rise of ...

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Black Wall Street Legacy Festival to Host 2021 Tulsa Juneteenth ...

1 month ago by The Black Wall Street Times

As Tulsa comes together in communal respite rooted in celebrating the rich cultural heritage and healing traditions that have shaped the joy of African Americans ...

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Juneteenth weekly celebration coming to Phoenixville

1 month ago by The Mercury

PHOENIXVILLE — Phoenixville's Juneteenth celebration is a series of lively virtual events scheduled from June 13 to June 19.

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Denver Pride and Juneteenth Music Festival Join Forces

1 month ago by 5280 | The Denver Magazine

Both celebrations occur during June each year—and they're making the most of it.

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Oregon State Senate votes to recognize Juneteenth as an official ...

1 month ago by USA TODAY

The holiday commemorates June 19, 1865, when enslaved people in Galveston, Texas were told Lincoln had freed slaves in rebel states two years before.

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No Juneteenth event, but flag flies to honor slavery's end

1 month ago by Vallejo Times-Herald

Seeing the official Juneteeth flag blowing in the wind at Martin Luther King Jr. Park behind Vallejo City Hall? “It means the world to me,” said Brice, Vallejo's first ...

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Together nationwide, Kansas Juneteenth celebrators raise flag in ...

1 month ago by KSNT News

TOPEKA (KSNT) – People gathered Tuesday in places across America to raise the official Juneteenth Flag at the same time in unity, and the Kansas Statehouse ...

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Oregon Senate approves making Juneteenth official state holiday

1 month ago by OPB News

Sen. Lew Frederick gave an impassioned speech drawing on his family's experience to highlight the impact and emotion behind recognizing Juneteenth.

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Juneteenth kicks off with march around Kansas Statehouse grounds ...

1 month ago by The Topeka Capital-Journal

About two dozen attendees kicked off Tuesday a month of planned events celebrating Juneteenth, the annual holiday commemorating the 1865 emancipation of ...

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Oregon to recognize Juneteenth as official holiday

1 month ago by KPTV.com

SALEM, OR (KPTV) – The Oregon Senate unanimously passed House Bill 2168 on Tuesday, which will make Juneteenth an official holiday in Oregon.

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Cincinnati hoists Juneteenth flags to celebrate Black emancipation ...

1 month ago by WCPO

Juneteenth, a holiday comemmorating the emancipation of enslaved Black people in the United States, isn't for two more weeks — but Cincinnati's celebration ...

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LIST: Here are 10 Juneteenth celebration events happening in ...

1 month ago by KPRC Click2Houston

Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, commemorates the enforced end of slavery in Galveston, Texas on June 19, 1865.

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Denver's Juneteenth Celebrates 10th Anniversary With In-Person ...

1 month ago by CBS Denver

The live events kick off on June 18 with The Juneteenth R&B double Platinum recording artists 112. The band will play the Levitt Pavilion at Ruby Hill Park. It ...

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Worcester To Raise Juneteenth Flag For 2021 Holiday

1 month ago by Patch.com

WORCESTER, MA — Worcester's annual Juneteenth celebration will get a boost this year with a flag raising outside City Hall. Organizers of Worcester's Black ...

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Juneteenth: The Black History Of Houston

1 month ago by Majic 102.1

Celebrate Houston's Black history all month long with our interactive map highlighting famous neighborhoods, landmarks and more.

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Niagara Falls Schools to observe Juneteenth

1 month ago by WGRZ.com

Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865 when news that slaves had been freed came to Texas more than two years after President Lincoln signed the ...

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Oregon Senate passes bill to make Juneteenth an official state holiday

1 month ago by KDRV

Previously passed by the House, HB 2168 would mark June 19 as a state holiday to commemorate the end of slavery in the U.S..

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The City of Bloomington hosting the 2021 Juneteenth Celebration ...

1 month ago by WBIW.com

The community-wide, family-friendly gathering will feature free food, games, and music, with Black-owned businesses on-site offering additional products for sale.

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Niagara Falls CSD to close on June 18 in honor of Juneteenth

1 month ago by WIVB.com - News 4

"I am incredibly proud to declare Juneteenth as an official holiday in the Niagara Falls City School District," Superintendent Mark Laurrie says.

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Atlanta History Center to celebrate Juneteenth with monthlong ...

1 month ago by Decaturish.com

The June 19th holiday commemorates the date in 1865 when the last enslaved African Americans were pronounced free people after the arrival of U.S. troops in ...

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National Juneteenth flag raising ceremony at Kelly Ingram Park

1 month ago by WBRC

The Juneteenth holiday traces its origins back to Galveston, Texas. Union soldiers landed in the city on June 19, 1865 with news that the Civil War had ended ...

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Niagara Falls City School District to observe Juneteenth, schools ...

1 month ago by WKBW-TV

The Niagara Falls City School District announced it will observe Juneteenth and schools in the district will be closed on June 18, 2021.

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Juneteenth observation June 19 at Ada Jenkins

1 month ago by corneliustoday.com

June 1. Davidson Mayor Rusty Knox will speak at the Juneteenth observation Saturday, June 19 at the Ada Jenkins Center. The nationwide holiday celebrating ...

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Adans to host Juneteenth celebration

1 month ago by Theadanews

Jasmine Laine, Iz Miller, Christine Pappas, Delanie Seals, and Christian Teel pose for a photograph at a Juneteenth celebration Friday evening, June 19, 2020 in ...

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Oregon Senate votes unanimously to observe Juneteenth as official ...

1 month ago by KPIC News

SALEM, Ore. - Oregon will observe Juneteenth as an official state holiday every June 19, staring in 2022. The Oregon Senate unanimously passed House Bill ...

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BLM March and Block Party held Downtown

1 year ago by WDVM 25

FREDERICK, Md (WDVM) Activists held a march and block party through downtown Frederick Saturday afternoon for their Juneteenth march for justice.

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Frederick's March for Justice celebrates Juneteenth on ...

1 year ago by Frederick News Post

Frederick's March for Justice, a group of young activists who organized the widely attended march on June 5, had planned to take to the streets again on ...

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Raleigh Mayor, Wake County leaders push to officially recognize ...

1 year ago by WTVD-TV

The Wake County Board of Commissioners plan to vote on Monday to officially recognize Juneteenth as a local holiday.

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Wake County leaders to vote Monday on Juneteenth holiday

1 year ago by CBS17.com

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — Wake County leaders say that they plan to vote next week on adopting a new holiday for the county. The new holiday would be ...

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Juneteeth could become official Wake County holiday

1 year ago by WRAL.com

Juneteeth could become official Wake County holiday on Monday, when the Wake County Board of Commissioners is expected to support a resolution to adopt ...

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Twitter and Square make Juneteenth a company holiday - South ...

1 year ago by Sun Sentinel

Twitter and Square on Tuesday designated Juneteenth, which celebrates the end of slavery in America, as a company holiday — the latest conciliatory overtures ...

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Twitter and Square to make Juneteenth a company holiday

1 year ago by PaymentsSource

Twitter Inc. and Square Inc. will observe Juneteenth or June 19 as a company holiday going forward to commemorate the ending of slavery in the U.S., ...

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Hulu Shifts 'Love, Victor' & 'Taste the Nation' Premieres In ...

1 year ago by Deadline

Hulu is moving up the premieres of new series Love, Victor and Taste the Nation, originally slated for Friday, June 19. The Love, Simon offshoot will debut June ...

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Juneteenth protest march to target downtown confederate monument

1 year ago by Texarkana Gazette

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Waco: Organizers get OK for Juneteenth parade

1 year ago by KWTX

The Cen-Tex African American Chamber of Commerce has gotten a green light for its annual Juneteenth parade, but with some caveats to accommodate ...

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Twitter, Square To Honor Juneteenth As A Company Holiday

1 year ago by CBS Detroit

Juneteenth, which is celebrated on June 19 and also known as Freedom Day, is the day many African Americans celebrate their emancipation from slavery in ...

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Donald Trump to host rally on Juneteenth in Tulsa, Oklahoma

1 year ago by REVOLT TV

President Donald Trump is set to return to the campaign trail on June 19 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. This will be his first rally since the Coronavirus outbreak began ...

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Daily video clips set to kick off virtual Juneteenth celebration

1 year ago by williamsonherald.com

The African American Heritage Society has hosted a Juneteenth community celebration from slavery to freedom for the past 15 years.

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Twitter to observe Juneteenth as permanent company holiday

1 year ago by New York Daily News

Celebrated on June 19, Juneteenth -- short for "June Nineteenth"— dates back to 1865 when Union soldiers, led by Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger, landed in ...

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Twitter, Square, And Vox Media Make Juneteenth Company Holiday

1 year ago by MediaPost Communications

Twitter and Square CEO Jack Dorsey has announced that both companies will honor Juneteenth (June 19), a day observed as the end of slavery in the United ...

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Trump To Start Campaign Rallies On Juneteenth In Tulsa ...

1 year ago by Forbes

Amid a new wave of coronavirus cases in many states and protests against police brutality, President Trump announced Wednesday that he will resume his ...

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Twitter and Square make Juneteenth a company holiday - The ...

1 year ago by Virginian-Pilot

Twitter and Square on Tuesday designated Juneteenth, which celebrates the end of slavery in America, as a company holiday — the latest conciliatory overtures ...

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Twitter, Square makes Juneteenth a company holiday

1 year ago by WUSA9.com

The CEO of Twitter and Square, Jack Dorsey, said Juneteenth should be "a day for celebration, education, and connection."

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Trump will host his first post-COVID rally in Tulsa on Juneteenth ...

1 year ago by Business Insider

The 1921 Tulsa race massacre began after a rumor that a Black man raped a white elevator attendant. Reports said he just tripped and grabbed her arm.

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Trump picks Tulsa on Juneteenth for return to campaign rallies

1 year ago by NBC News

President Donald Trump is planning to hold his first rally of the coronavirus era on June 19 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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Learn about and celebrate Juneteenth 2020, African American ...

1 year ago by Sun Sentinel

Juneteenth, the commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States, is a holiday that's particularly important for African Americans. No, it's not recognizing ...

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Today Is 'Juneteenth' in the United States

2 years ago by Voice of America

Today is Juneteenth in the United States – a holiday that is over 150 years old, but is still unknown to many people. It marks the end of official slavery in the country and celebrates the promise of freedom. The word “Juneteenth” combines the month “June” with ...

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Slavery's impact on 'soul of America' marked at Juneteenth event at California Capitol

2 years ago by Sacramento Bee

A gathering on the west steps of California's Capitol on Wednesday celebrated Juneteenth – the oldest national celebration of the end of slavery in the United States. Leaders of the Juneteenth movement talked about the importance of the holiday and a ...

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Group celebrates Juneteenth at California Capitol

2 years ago by KCRA Sacramento

A Juneteenth celebration was held Wednesday morning at the State Capitol in Sacramento. On June 19 each year, people across the county celebrate the end of slavery in the U.S. In Sacramento, community members huddled on the west steps of the Capitol ...

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Milwaukee celebrates Juneteenth Day with parade, festival

2 years ago by WDJT

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The streets were wet, but that didn't stop Wednesday morning's Juneteenth Day parade in Milwaukee. The parade kicked off the day's festivities on the north side. State Senator Lena Taylor greeted the crowd with enthusiasm, along ...

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Part civic event and part block party, Juneteenth Day brings African American community together

2 years ago by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

For the second year in a row, poor weather threatened Milwaukee's Juneteenth Day celebration. But despite intermittent rain and temperatures hovering in the low 50s, festive crowds came out to King Drive on Wednesday to commemorate the 154th ...

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Part civic event and part block party, Juneteenth Day brings African American community together
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What is Juneteenth and where to celebrate

2 years ago by WFLA

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) - June 19, marks a day of importance and significance for many people across the county. The day, referred to as Juneteenth, is celebrated in honor of when those last slaves, held in the state of Texas, learned that they were finally free.

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Juneteenth: Estados Unidos celebra el fin de la esclavitud

2 years ago by MUI

Juneteenth por la sonoridad de 19 de Junio celebra el fin de una de las épocas más oscuras de Estados Unidos. Avatar de mui.today. Por: Redacción mui.today. 19 de Junio 2019 · 17:02 hs. El 19 de Junio se celebra en Estados Unidos el día que terminó ...

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“Dear White People” celebra el Juneteenth con fecha de estreno para su tercera temporada

2 years ago by mor.bo (Comunicado de prensa)

Dear White People, la satírica serie original de Netflix presentará su tercera temporada en menos de dos meses. Así fue revelado hoy miércoles 19 de junio, que coincide además con el Día de la Independencia o el Día de la Libertad de Juneteenth, ...

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Detroit hosts first Juneteenth event to commemorate end of slavery

2 years ago by The Detroit News

Detroit — Visitors gathered in a crowded, sun-soaked Spirit Plaza on Wednesday, as black community leaders shared stories of struggle and progress at the city's first official Juneteenth celebration. The Detroit Department of Civil Rights, Inclusion and ...

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'They need to know the history:' Juneteenth Day an opportunity for young people to reflect and learn

2 years ago by fox6now.com

MILWAUKEE -- The rain didn't stop people from coming out for Milwaukee's Juneteenth Day celebration Wednesday, June 19. The parade kicked off Wednesday morning near 19th and Atkinson -- eventually ending up on Dr. Martin Luther King Drive and ...

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Pennsylvania governor makes Juneteenth a state holiday

2 years ago by The Hill

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf (D) on Wednesday declared Juneteenth a state holiday. "Proud to designate June 19 as #Juneteeth National Freedom Day to commemorate the ending of slavery in the United States," Wolf tweeted. "On this day, let us recognize ...

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'Juneteenth Is A Celebration Of Freedom': Philadelphia Commemorates Important Day In American History

2 years ago by CBS Philly

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Wednesday was an important day in American history – Juneteenth. The day commemorated the legal end to slavery in the United States and a museum in Philadelphia put on a special celebration. All day long Wednesday, visitors ...

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Juneteenth Now A State Holiday In Pennsylvania

2 years ago by CBS Pittsburgh

(AP) – Pennsylvania is permanently recognizing Juneteenth, the cultural holiday commemorating the emancipation of enslaved black people in the United States. Gov. Tom Wolf on Wednesday signed legislation designating June 19 as Juneteenth National ...

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For Juneteenth, These Chefs Honor Family, Freedom And Texas Traditions

2 years ago by HuffPost

More than 150 years later, Juneteenth celebrations across the U.S. include parades, picnics and plenty of food. Juneteenth is not recognized as a national holiday, but the day has become more widely known in recent years. (The ABC sitcom “Blackish” ...

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Happy Juneteenth: RaceAhead

2 years ago by Fortune

There is no official explanation for why it took so long for the “good news” to spread. Now, June 19th has become Juneteenth, an official holiday only in Texas and Oklahoma, but has aspirations to be so much more. I hope you take some time to celebrate.

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All but four US states celebrate Juneteenth as a holiday

2 years ago by CNN

Juneteenth -- a blending of the words June and nineteenth -- is the oldest known US celebration of the end of slavery. It commemorates June 19, 1865. That's the day that Union Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger rode into Galveston, Texas, and told slaves of their ...

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All but four US states celebrate Juneteenth as a holiday
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Qué es el Juneteenth y por qué se celebra

2 years ago by Clarín.com

El 19 de junio de 1865 marcó un antes y un después en la historia de las comunidades en los Estados Unidos. Ese día las tropas de la Unión, dirigidas por el general de división Gordon Granger, llegaron a Galveston para anunciar que la Guerra Civil había ...

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Qué es el Juneteenth y por qué se celebra
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Juneteenth Is About to Become an Official State Holiday

2 years ago by Philadelphia magazine

Wednesday marks the 154th anniversary of Juneteenth, the oldest known celebration of the end of slavery in the U.S. And this year, Gov. Tom Wolf will to sign legislation to deem Juneteenth an official state holiday. Pennsylvania will join more than 40 other ...

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Juneteenth Is About to Become an Official State Holiday
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What is Juneteenth—and what does it celebrate?

2 years ago by National Geographic

With Granger's order, June 19—which would eventually come to be known as Juneteenth—became a day to celebrate the end of slavery in Texas. As newly freed Texans began moving to neighboring states, Juneteenth celebrations spread across the South ...

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What is Juneteenth—and what does it celebrate?
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Today The Nation Joins Texas Celebrating Juneteenth

2 years ago by CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

COM) – Today is Juneteenth the day our nation commemorates the de facto end of slavery in the United States. It was on this day in 1865 when Union soldiers told enslaved African Americans in Galveston, Texas, that the Civil War had ended and they were ...

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Today The Nation Joins Texas Celebrating Juneteenth
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Balancing the Ledger on Juneteenth

2 years ago by The Atlantic

In 2019, Juneteenth will be celebrated as emancipation was in the old days: with calls for reparations. As the country marks 154 years since news of the end of slavery belatedly came to Texas, the House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on the subject ...

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Balancing the Ledger on Juneteenth
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Juneteenth Is A Celebration Of The United States' History And Promise

2 years ago by The Federalist

That's why history and education are so important, and it's why Juneteenth, the day that commemorates the enforcement of the Emancipation Proclamation in the state of Texas, is such an important day for all Americans to celebrate, regardless of race, class, ...

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Juneteenth Is A Celebration Of The United States' History And Promise
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What Is Juneteenth And Why Is It Celebrated?

2 years ago by International Business Times

Juneteenth (also known as June 19th) is an important day in American history, but some people likely still don't know what is so special about this particular date on the calendar, why it is celebrated around the country—or why it even matters. While for some ...

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What Is Juneteenth And Why Is It Celebrated?
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Juneteenth celebrates end of slavery in the US

2 years ago by KCTV Kansas City

WASHINGTON (AP) — A holiday that is spreading across the U.S. and beyond, Juneteenth is considered the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. It was originally celebrated on June 19, the day that Union ...

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Juneteenth celebrates end of slavery in the US
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What you should know about Juneteenth

2 years ago by CNN

Published June 19, 2019. Atlanta Journal-Constitution/AP. What is Juneteenth? It started as the celebration of emancipation in Texas and then spread to other states. The June 19th declaration now commemorates the end of slavery in the US. David Paul ...

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What you should know about Juneteenth
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Juneteenth, Hope Hicks heads to Capitol Hill: 5 things to know Wednesday

2 years ago by USA TODAY

Juneteenth is a holiday that commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. Also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day, Juneteenth is a combination of "June" and "nineteenth," marking the day in 1865 that a U.S. major general announced to ...

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Juneteenth, Hope Hicks heads to Capitol Hill: 5 things to know Wednesday
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What Is Juneteenth, How Is It Celebrated, and Why Does It Matter?

2 years ago by TeenVogue.com

June 19 marks a special celebration for communities around the United States. Celebrated as Juneteenth, — a combination of “June” and “nineteenth” — the holiday recognizes when the United States ended its historic practice of slavery, legally and in the ...

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What Is Juneteenth, How Is It Celebrated, and Why Does It Matter?
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It's Juneteenth, and a White Nationalist Is President

2 years ago by Daily Beast

With the South rising again on the watch of President Donald Trump, who plans to turn the Fourth of July this year from a celebration of America to a celebration of himself, it's time for Americans who champion equality to begin celebrating Juneteenth. June 19 ...

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Juneteenth is not Independence Day for black Americans. We still aren't free

2 years ago by Courier Journal

America does not have an Independence Day. Not July 4. Not June 19. I remember hearing that Juneteenth (June + nineteenth) was the independence holiday black Americans should celebrate. Growing up, I remember proudly singing the national anthem ...

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Juneteenth is not Independence Day for black Americans. We still aren't free
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Juneteenth Returns to Its Roots

2 years ago by The Atlantic

In 2019, Juneteenth will be celebrated as emancipation was in the old days: with calls for reparations. As the country marks 154 years since news of the end of slavery belatedly came to Texas, the House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on the subject ...

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Juneteenth Returns to Its Roots
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When Juneteenth is made a holiday in Pa., a Harrisburg family will have special reason to celebrate

2 years ago by PennLive.com

The observance of Juneteenth dates to June 19, 1865, when Union General Gordon Granger announced in Galveston, Texas, that all slaves were free. Though Abraham Lincoln had issued the Emancipation Proclamation more than two years previously, the ...

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When Juneteenth is made a holiday in Pa., a Harrisburg family will have special reason to celebrate
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Juneteenth is Wednesday; Here's why it's sacred

2 years ago by KOLO

(Gray News) - June 19 may seem like just another Tuesday to you, but 153 years ago, it was a reason to rejoice for an entire race of people. On June 19, 1865, Juneteenth was born. It's the day the United States, still fractured from the Civil War, liberated the ...

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Juneteenth is Wednesday; Here's why it's sacred
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Governor Wolf To Declare Juneteenth A Holiday In Pennsylvania

2 years ago by CBS Philly

PENNSYLVANIA (CBS) – On Wednesday, the nation is commemorating the end of slavery in the U.S. Hundreds will celebrate Juneteenth at festivals and events across the country, including in Philadelphia. On June 19, 1865 slavery legally came to an end ...

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Juneteenth Celebrations in North Texas

2 years ago by NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Wednesday commemorates Juneteenth, the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. It was originally celebrated on June 19, the day that Union soldiers in 1865 told enslaved African Americans in Galveston, Texas, ...

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Juneteenth Celebrations in North Texas