Parades, picnics and lessons in history were offered Saturday to commemorate Juneteenth in the U.S.
Opal Lee, the 94-year-old woman who spent years fighting for Juneteenth, stresses that there's work left to do to push back against racism.
Matt Rosendale, Montana’s lone U.S. representative, has voted against a national holiday commemorating the end of slavery.
President Joe Biden signed legislation into law Thursday to make Juneteenth, or June 19, the 12th federal holiday.
As the U.S. readies for the addition of Juneteenth, or June 19, as a new federal holiday, activist Opal Lee has much to celebrate.
The annual June 19 tradition commemorates the day in 1865 when former American slaves in Galveston, Texas, were finally informed of President Lincoln's Jan. 1, 1863, Emancipation Proclamation.
"This name needlessly divides our nation on a matter that should instead bring us together by creating a separate Independence Day based on th…
The Senate has unanimously passed a bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday, to commemorate the end of slavery in the US.
Juneteenth March for Justice on Stockton University
Juneteenth commemorates the end of slavery in the country, but here’s what else you should know about this American holiday. Veuer’s Justin Ki…
For many white Americans, recent protests over police brutality have driven their awareness of Juneteenth's significance.
There has been a national push to make Juneteenth a federal holiday, a campaign that has intensified in the wake of protests after George Floyd's death.
June 19 marks Juneteenth, a celebration of the de facto end of slavery in the United States.