The Senate Democratic Majority passed legislation creating a public holiday to celebrate Juneteenth from Harlem to the Hudson.
Harlem Diddy’s Revolt TV wrote that Friday, June 19, 2020, the night was definitely the perfect way to wrap up in their Juneteenth celebration.
Photographs by Rudy Collins The African Center hosted a Black Lives Matter ceremony in honor of Juneteenth, Breona Taylor, George Floyd, Eric Garner, Armuad Arbery, and the other lives that Continue Reading →
The following guest post was written by Barbara Bair, curator of literature, culture and the arts in the Library’s Manuscript Division for the Library of Congress.
On June 19, 1865, Logan Stroud, one of the largest slave-owners in east Texas, walked to the front porch of his plantation home, which he called Pleasant Retreat.
Juneteenth (a portmanteau of June and nineteenth; also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, Liberation Day, and Emancipation Day) is a holiday celebrating the liberation of slaves in the United Continue Reading →