While Celebrations Mark Juneteenth Holiday, Historians Also Urge Reflection, Education On Equity In SocietyNow, we are encouraged to take a deep dive into history and put a spotlight on unsung heroes.
Social Unrest Brings Renewed Interest In Origins Of Juneteenth, What It Means TodayA year of social unrest has brought renewed interest in the origins of Juneteenth and what it means today.
Harlem's Schomburg Center For Research In Black Culture Explores What Made Juneteenth PossibleJuneteenth marks the day the last enslaved Americans learned they were free. But the fight for freedom started long before the Civil War.
'A Good Step In The Right Direction': New Yorkers Optimistic As President Joe Biden Makes Juneteenth A Federal HolidayJuneteenth has become a day to celebrate Black history and culture.
Organizers Expect More Than A Thousand At Juneteenth Celebration, Parade In Asbury Park, NJDave Lewis, Fritz Georges and Jarrette Atkins all went to prison for drug crimes before turning their lives around. Now, they're trying to turn their neighborhood around, too.
Biden Signs Bill Making Juneteenth A Federal HolidayPresident Biden on Thursday signed into law a measure that makes June 19, or Juneteenth, a federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States.
Mayor De Blasio Announces Juneteenth Economic Justice PlanThe plan calls for universal baby bonds to create a scholarship account for every child in public school.
Long Island Avenue Renamed To Honor Samuel Ballton, An Enslaved Man Who Later Became A Farmer & The 'Pickle King'A self-made scientist ahead of his time, working as a sharecropper, he grew a seasonal record 1.5 million cucumbers for pickling, earning him the unofficial title of proud "Pickle King."
Black History Is Our History: Juneteenth And The Battle To Become A National HolidayJune 19th, 1865 marks the day that word of freedom finally reached enslaved people in Texas.
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.