The United States government is catching up with Black people who have been commemorating the end of slavery in the United States for generations with a day called "Juneteenth."…
By Associated Press
The bill would lead to Juneteenth becoming the 12th federal holiday and is expected to easily pass the House. Juneteenth commemorates when the last enslaved African Americans learned they were free.
By Kevin Freking, Associated Press
Officials in Richmond, Virginia, have announced a major funding commitment for an ambitious and long-envisioned memorial campus in the city's former slave-trading district, Shockoe Bottom.
By Sarah Rankin, Associated Press
Some statues of figures from America’s slave-owning past have been yanked down by protesters, others dismantled by order of governors or city leaders. But the largest Confederate monument ever crafted — colossal figures carved into the solid rock of a…
By Kate Brumback, Russ Bynum, Associated Press
By Jeffrey Brown
As the country faces a moment of reckoning about its treatment of Black Americans and other people of color, the display of memorials, monuments and statues is being reexamined. Some of these symbols are being torn down by protesters, and…
By PBS NewsHour, Courtney Norris
The debate over physical symbols of the Confederacy has evolved into a broader one about U.S. history. Judy Woodruff talks to Peniel Joseph, professor at the University of Texas at Austin, W. Fitzhugh Brundage, professor at the University of North…
By Laura Santhanam
Juneteenth is observed on June 19 to commemorate the day in 1865 when Union military officials let slaves in Galveston, Texas, know they had been freed.
By Lisa Desjardins, Rachel Wellford, Ali Rogin
More than 150 years after the Civil War, monuments, schools and roads across the country still bear the names of Confederate leaders. But amidst recent protests demanding racial equality, there is a renewed push to take down the monuments and…
By Associated Press
Protesters tore down a statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis along Richmond, Virginia's famed Monument Avenue on Wednesday night.
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