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By Gabrielle Hays
Monday marked just the second time in U.S. history that the federal government has recognized Juneteenth. The holiday celebrates June 19, 1865, when Union soldiers brought word of slavery’s end to Galveston, Texas, freeing the last enslaved people after the…
By Amna Nawaz, Ryan Connelly Holmes
Monday will be the second time Juneteenth is a federal holiday. The day honors the emancipation of enslaved African-Americans, but some people are still figuring out how to best mark the holiday. John Yang spoke with two organizers about Juneteenth’s…
By John Yang, Kaisha Young
Washington Post associate editor Jonathan Capehart and Washington Post opinion columnist Michael Gerson join Amna Nawaz to discuss the week in politics, including new revelations after the third public hearing on the Jan. 6 Capitol attack and a framework for…
Juneteenth celebrates the emancipation of enslaved Black Americans, and Pride Month celebrates the LGBTQ+ community. But while representation of both communities has grown in mainstream culture, it still lags behind for people who are members of both communities. In documentarian…
By Ivette Feliciano, Zachary Green
By Sam Weber, Connie Kargbo and Brian Palmer, Retro Report
More than 6,500 Black people were lynched in America between the end of the civil war in 1865 and 1950. These murders were carried out not only in the deep South, but in states like Maryland, which is now the…
By Jeffrey Brown, Anne Azzi Davenport, Alison Thoet
On this first federal Juneteenth holiday, Author and Historian Annette Gordon-Reed talks to Jeffrey Brown about the importance of this date through her personal history growing up in Texas. This reporting is part of NewsHour's arts and culture series, CANVAS.
By Amna Nawaz
As the country observes Juneteenth — a new federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States — for the first time, President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris made public appearances, continuing their push to get…
By Associated Press
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."…
As of this Friday, Juneteenth — the day marking the end of slavery — is a federal holiday. Typically observed on the 19th of June, most federal employees will be able to observe it a day early because it lands…
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