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Ron Johnson booed at Juneteenth celebration in Wisconsin

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) was met with boos while attending a Juneteenth celebration on Saturday in Milwaukee, WDJT reported. According to WDJT, the Republican senator was heckled by crowd members while speaking to reporters. At one point during the video, a bystander can be heard saying, "We don't need you...
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George Floyd statues unveiled as cities celebrate Juneteenth

(CNN) — It was a quick turnaround for federal employers to recognize Juneteenth as a new federal holiday. But some cities were ready with new statues honoring George Floyd, whose killing by police in Minneapolis last year sparked a nationwide racial justice movement. In New York City, Terrence Floyd, George...
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How Americans Across The Country Celebrated Juneteenth This Year As A National Holiday For The First Time

After years of campaigning for Juneteenth to be recognized as a national holiday, Juneteenth National Independence Daywas officially signed into law by President Joe Biden on Thursday. The holiday honors June 19, 1865, the day in history when Black people in Galveston, Texas were told they were no longer enslaved nearly three years after President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation.
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Congress passes bill making Juneteenth a federal holiday

(CNN) — The House passed legislation Wednesday that would establish June 19 as Juneteenth National Independence Day, a US federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States, sending the bill to President Joe Biden's desk for his signature. The bill passed the House 415-14 after the Senate...
Seattle, WASeattle Times

Suddenly everybody knows about Juneteenth. How does that change how we celebrate?

In 2020, Juneteenth fell three weeks after the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officers sparked protests nationwide. Suddenly, a holiday usually celebrated primarily in Black communities marking the day in 1865 when slaves in Galveston, Texas, finally learned two years after the Emancipation Proclamation that they were free spiked in popularity in Google search trend data.
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In New York City, A Juneteenth Event Examines The Meaning Of Freedom

The U.S. Congress this week established Juneteenth, a commemoration observed in communities and cities across the country for more than 150 years to mark the day slaves in Texas were informed of their freedom, as an officially recognized federal holiday. Celebrations being held all over the country on June 19 likely will assume an added sense of occasion. In one such event, happening at Lincoln Center in New York City, a starry group of Black artists will present an outdoor event that not only marks the day, but also examines the very idea of freedom itself.
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Black Americans laud Juneteenth holiday, say more work ahead

WASHINGTON (AP) — Black Americans rejoiced after President Joe Biden made Juneteenth a federal holiday, but some said that, while they appreciated the recognition at a time of racial reckoning in America, more is needed to change policies that disadvantage too many of their brethren. “It’s great, but it’s not...
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SC Juneteenth Freedom Fest set for Saturday in Columbia

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The fifth annual SC Juneteenth Freedom Fest is set for Saturday, June 19th, at Dutch Square Mall in Columbia. Juneteenth is also remembered as African American Emancipation Day. It marks the end of slavery in the United States. Two and half years after the Emancipation Proclamation was...