Just across the border, this Mexican community also celebrates Juneteenth

The “Southern Underground Railroad” helped formerly enslaved people reach freedom in northern Mexico. One village here has observed Juneteenth or “Dia de los Negros” for 150 years. In northern Mexico’s Coahuila State there’s a village where locals celebrate Juneteenth by eating traditional Afro-Seminole foods, dancing to norteña music, and practicing...
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One Woman's Decades-Long Fight To Make Juneteenth A U.S. Holiday

Opal Lee is 94, and she's doing a holy dance. It's a dance she said she and her ancestors have been waiting 155 years, 11 months and 28 days to do. Ever since Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger rode into Galveston, Texas, on June 19, 1865, to spread the news of the Emancipation Proclamation outlawing slavery in Confederate states. President Abraham Lincoln had signed it more than two years earlier.
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Father’s Day quiz 2021: Whose dad was a ‘lunatic’? Why is the male emperor penguin a top pop?

The first modern Father’s Day was proposed by Sonora Dodd, the daughter of an American Civil War veteran, in 1910. Sonora’s mother had died when she was a teenager, and she thought her father was pretty smart (indeed he was, his name was William Jackson Smart). She believed that he, and other fathers around the world, deserved a day to themselves just like the mothers had.
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Cartoon Network Celebrates Juneteenth With Drawn To Programming

Cartoon Network is celebrating Juneteenth this year with their Drawn To initiative programming all-day-long. The series began this week and will continue throughout the month. For the first entry, the network focused on Ms. Opal Lee, the oldest living member of the organization dedicated to providing information about the historic roots of Juneteenth. Her story will provide a bedrock for understanding how the holiday came to be. Cartoon Network will also be featuring spots about Saniya, the first Miss Juneteenth winner, and Julian, a young defendant of Major General Gordon Granger, the man who read the emancipation proclamation in Galveston, Texas. The network has also commissioned some social media art to celebrate the occasion.
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5 Tips for Hosting on Juneteenth

All products featured on Vogue are independently selected by our editors. However, when you buy something through our retail links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Juneteenth celebrates the end of slavery in the United States, and specifically honors the day—June 19, 1865—that news of freedom made it to Galveston, Texas, more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation.
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Dads Without Dads: Absence and Presence on Father’s Day

My father died the day I graduated college. As tragic as that may sound, he was long gone from my life by then. My memories of him are few: A man in a Texaco jacket helping me walk across the linoleum floor in the kitchen of our Chelsea, Mass. apartment. Later taking me to see Alice in Wonderland (the Peter Sellers movie not Johnny Depp.) That’s about it.

How to Solve Father's Day When Fathers Notoriously Want or Need Very Little

We do not celebrate Father's Day in this house. "A waste of time" my old man says. "Save your money" he says. Or, better yet, "pay me back that interest free loan you needed when you were 23 and rang us up at 4am from Thailand balling your fucking eyes out because you'd lost your phone and wallet at a party like a dickhead". A real joker, my old man.

The Surprising Comfort of an Unsent Father's Day Card

The card's edges are tattered and cracked, its corners bent. The once-white border that frames the cover smudged and grey. The glossy finish dulled. The companion envelope long gone. Never needed anyway. In black and white, the front photo is simple. A man's legs, denim-clad, cut off just below the...
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Celebrate Juneteenth by Learning, Listening, and Taking Action

Saturday, June 19th, is Juneteenth, commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. The holiday dates back to June 19th, 1865, when Union soldiers landed at Galveston, Texas, with news that the war had ended and that slaves were now free. It was two and a half years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation — and two months after the end of the Civil War.
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Father Figures: 4 Ways to Recognize the Men in Your Life on Father's Day

With Father’s Day fast approaching, what are some best ways to recognize Dad this year? Here are some ideas you may not have considered:. Beyond Biological: Father figures may not just be your biological dad – consider mentors, coaches, teachers and family members who have supported and guided your personal growth. Whether you send them a hand-written card or plan a special day to recognize these honorary fathers, let them know how much you love and appreciate the special role they’ve had in your life.
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When I saw that Father’s Day coincided with World Productivity Day this year, I couldn’t help but smile. My Dad, George, who passed away over 19 years ago, taught me so much about being productive. He would surely be amused to learn that I made a career out of it!

3 tips for talking to your kids about Juneteenth

The holiday Juneteenth (short for June 19th) will be here soon. If your school experience was similar to mine, you might have never heard about Juneteenth in your history classes. Nonetheless, it is an important holiday to be aware of and to talk to your kids about. Juneteenth is a...

Can you give flowers for Father’s Day?

A study by Interflora taking place Father’s Day 2020 showed that Dads got 99% fewer flowers than mums on Mother’s Day. In fact, the first time a man receives flowers is likely to be at his own funeral… And Interflora – of course – think that this isn’t on. “Men...
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51 Last-Minute Father's Day Gifts Dads Will Actually Want

If you’re cutting it a little close this year in the Father’s Day gift-giving department, don’t stress. You’ve still got time to get dad something to impress and we’ve compiled a list of useful, unique gifts guaranteed to please whether he’s a foodie, sports guy, grooming aficionado or jet setter.
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What to Get Your Travel-Loving Dad This Father’s Day

A gift for every type of travel dad. Fathers can be tricky to shop for. Some are obsessed with their bikes, but they’re also particular about them. For some, new clothes are their last priority—they’ve got a button-up from five years ago, why would they possibly need another? Though it may be tough to find the right thing for your dad, if they also love to travel, then we can help you select the perfect something. Whether you’re looking for an experience or wanting something for him to unwrap, we’ve got you covered. These are the best Father’s Day gifts for the father figure in your life.