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    Texas Capitol Event to Honor Juneteenth Activist Opal Lee

    News – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

    2d Fort Worth icon Opal Lee, dubbed the “Grandmother of Juneteenth,” will be honored for her activism by the Texas State Senate on Thursday. Lee, 94, has long championed the effort to make Juneteenth a federal holiday. That effort ultimate
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    Allen County courts to observe Juneteenth in 2022

    WANE 15

    3d FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) -- Goodbye, Columbus Day. Hello, Juneteenth. The Allen County Courts will close for Juneteenth in 2022, according to their Twitter account. The information was confirmed by court executive John McGauley. "The Jud
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    WHAT DOES JUNETEENTH DAY HAVE TO DO WITH FREEDOM AND THE EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION

    Time for an Awakening

    3d Our intent is to have a truth-telling dialog from the historical perspective which unpeels the origin of June 19, 1865, and the previous two and half years after the signing of the Emancipation. The Juneteenth Celebration that started in Texas, and the significance of June 19 as a Black Commemoration beside the fluff (just another day off, or a street fest gathering). Do you really understand the significance of this day? Let’s dissect the authenticity of June 19, 1865, and
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    Juneteenth – A New Federal Holiday

    Redcort

    10d For the first time since 1983 (when Martin Luther King Jr. Day was adopted) the United States has a new federal holiday. On June 17th, 2021 President Biden signed into law the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act making Juneteenth the 11th federal holiday. This law went into immediate effect. Federal employees observed Juneteenth on Friday, July … Juneteenth – A New Federal Holiday Read More » The post Juneteenth – A New Federal Holiday appeared first on Redcort.
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    Discussing Juneteenth’s Place in American History

    National Archives

    16d ImageLink URLhttps://www.archives.gov/news/articles/gordon-reed-discusses-juneteenth
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    Intersection: Juneteenth; Food Insecurity; Marine Animal Vets

    90.7 WMFE

    22d Juneteenth, which commemorates the end of Slavery in the United States became a national holiday this year. On this episode of Intersection, we talk to State Rep. Geraldine Thompson about how emancipation came to Florida, teaching African
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    Oakland County’s First Juneteenth Panel Offers Insight on Moving Black Community ‘From Moment to Movement’

    Oakland County Blog

    24d Two of Oakland County’s top leaders and community members highlighted the progress made by Black Americans and the ongoing challenge of achieving freedom and liberation in the 156 years since enslaved people in Galveston, Texas, learned t
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    Nile Rodgers, Dave Matthews, Darius Rucker Perform At Inaugural Juneteenth UnityFest

    Look To The Stars News: Latest

    24d On Saturday, June 19, the inaugural Juneteenth Unityfest presented by the Robert Randolph Foundation brought together a star-studded lineup of artists, influencers, activists and sponsors for a virtual festival. Nile Rogers at Inaugural Jun
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    Black AIDS Institute Releases Juneteenth Conversation with Billy Porter

    Look To The Stars News: Latest

    24d Black AIDS Institute (BAI), the nation’s only Black HIV organization focused on ending HIV and stigma in Black communities, released a Juneteenth conversation with celebrity Billy Porter about how his recent HIV disclosure has freed him f
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    Polk civic leaders gather at Juneteenth celebrations

    UWire

    25d Salvatore Ambrosino The Polk Street Underpass of West Bartow represented Pan-African colors over the last weekend as vendors, educators and civic leaders gathered under the bridge and at six different Polk County municipalities to celebrate Juneteenth, three days after President […]
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    Juneteenth: A Marxist Perspective

    Read - Hampton Institute

    26d By Scott CooperRepublished from Left Voice.The United States, like all of the Americas, was built on the backs of enslaved labor, by the labor of people ripped from their homelands and brought to stolen lands. On Juneteenth, we celebrate th