The Big Apple is starting to get woke. New York City public schools will be celebrating Juneteenth as an official holiday on their academic calendar. As spotted on Gothamist NYC has made some significant changes to some key dates in the school year. On Tuesday, May 4 they confirmed that Juneteenth, a day that signifies […]
Ft. Worth activist Ms. Opal Lee began her walk to DC in effort to petition the observance of Juneteenth as a national holiday. Juneteenth is considered the longest-running African American holiday. It marks the day when federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas in 1865 to take control of the state and ensure that all enslaved […]
"Step Afrika! Juneteenth Celebration" commemorates June 19, 1865 and the true end of slavery with a new virtual program happening tonight at 8pm!
Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day, is a holiday of notable significance for many African Americans. June 19, 1865, highlights the abolition of slavery in the state of Texas.
Whether you call it Freedom Day, Liberation Day, or Juneteenth, we hope these songs will be a sufficient soundtrack for your actions.
Community activist, Ms. Opal Lee is on a mission to make Juneteenth a national holiday. Two years after the emancipation proclamation on June 19, 1865, Texas slaves found out they were free. Today, over 280,000 signatures have been gathered for the petition to make it a nationally recognized holiday, but Ms. Opal’s goal is to […]