Juneteenth 'Drive To Justice' In NYC: 'A Great Symbol Of What We Have To Do. Steady. Strong. Moving Forward'"We are celebrating and recognizing, acknowledging Juneteenth as a critical part of American history," said Public Advocate Jumaane Williams. 
Texas Man Who Traced Family Tree Back To 1800s Honors His Ancestry On JuneteenthSamuel Collins III's ancestors were among the last group of slaves to learn about their freedom from Union General Gordon Granger, who shared the news in 1865.
Historians Say This Year's Juneteenth Celebration Takes On Added SignificanceOn Friday, people across the country will celebrate Juneteenth, a commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States.
Juneteenth Freedom Day: Tri-State Area Events Honoring Liberation Of Last Slaves In AmericaNow the day takes on added importance amid the protests over racism and police brutality.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo Signs Executive Order Making Juneteenth A Paid Holiday For State WorkersGov. Andrew Cuomo said he will propose legislation next year making June 19 a permanent state holiday.
Sen. Cory Booker Call For Slavery Reparations Amid Juneteenth Day CelebrationsNew Jersey Democratic Sen. Cory Booker, writer Ta-Nehisi Coates and actor Danny Glover testified Wednesday before a House panel hearing on reparations for slavery, bringing a political issue from the campaign trail to the front and center on Capitol Hill.
Juneteenth Day In NYCJuneteenth commemorates the end of slavery in the United States, and events around New York City celebrate with cook-outs, performances and more.