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Sen. Ron Johnson Booed at Milwaukee’s Juneteenth Event

U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson made an appearance at a Republican Party booth at a Milwaukee Juneteenth event on Saturday but was unceremoniously booed for...

Juneteenth Celebrates Freedom and the Power of Black Baseball

On June 19th, 1865, General Gordon Granger rode into Galveston, Texas to announce General Order No. 3 that ended slavery in Texas. “The people are...

This Day in History: June 19th

 The Emancipation Proclamation, formally announced on January 1, 1863, was a significant milestone. But it did not end slavery in America. The end of...

Juneteenth is Almost a Federal Holiday

On Tuesday, the Senate unanimously approved a bill to establish June 19 as Juneteenth National Independence Day. While the bill still needs to be approved...

Plantation Manager Refuses to Apologize After Cancelling Juneteenth Event Calling Slaveowners ‘White Refugees’

The new site manager at Historic Latta Plantation in Charlotte, North Carolina is refusing to apologize for a now-deleted online post promoting the plantation's...

Washington State Makes Juneteenth an Official Holiday

Juneteenth has officially become a legal holiday in Washington State. Beginning in 2022, June 19 will be a paid day off for workers in accordance...

U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Reintroduces Bill to Make Juneteenth Federal Holiday

Representative Sheila Jackson Lee, along with U.S. Senators John Cornyn, Ed Markey and John Cornyn, filed bipartisan bills last week to make Juneteenth a...

Juneteenth

Today is Juneteenth, recognized by many throughout the Global Majority as its true Independence Day. June 19, 1865, is the date that enslaved people...

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