Juneteenth Designated As Official State Holiday In New YorkJune 19 commemorates the day when African Americans in Galveston, Texas, learned that slaves had been freed and the Civil War had ended.
As Country Celebrates Juneteenth, Protesters Hit The Streets For 23rd Day To Demand Change"The end of slavery happened when? In the 1800s, but we’re still out here in 2020. There’s a lot of work to do," one protester said.
Juneteenth Celebrations Across New York City Expand Calls For Racial EqualityThousands marched through Brooklyn on Friday in celebration of Juneteenth and to continue the calls for change.
Staten Island Families, Borough Leaders Commemorate Juneteenth With City's 2nd Black Lives Matter Street MuralFamilies, borough leaders and Mayor Bill de Blasio commemorated Juneteenth by painting "Black Lives Matter" in big, bold letters on Richmond Terrace.
'The History Of The Underground Railroad Is Tied With' AME Zion Church In ManhassetHarriet Tubman - herself a scout, spy and suffragette - was believed to have used the AME Zion Church for more than one of her dangerous missions rescuing enslaved people.
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.