Black crowd cheers as a white woman is violently assaulted in Long Branch

U.S. 06/23/21, 17:35

While the city celebrated the nation's first Juneteenth federal holiday, a mostly black crowd of Juneteenth revelers cheered as a white woman was severely beaten in the streets of a Long Branch, New Jersey commercial district, turning the holiday into a riot.The celebration was intended to be a great occasion ...

Opal Lees 155-year fight to make Juneteenth a US Federal Holiday

U.S. 06/19/21, 02:15

As President Joe Biden signed a law recognizing Juneteenth as an official holiday to commemorate the end of slavery in the United States on Thursday, June 17, one woman in the audience got a lot of attention. Biden referred to Opal Lee as the "grandmother of the movement" to establish Juneteenth ...

President Biden signs legislation to make Juneteenth new federal holiday

Politics 06/18/21, 15:48

President Joe Biden signed a bill to establish Juneteenth as a federal holiday on Thursday, June 17, just two days before the day to commemorate the end of slavery comes. The Juneteenth National Independence Day Act becomes law one year after Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) and Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) introduced such a bill ...

Explains: Juneteenth celebrates end of slavery in the US

U.S. 06/14/19, 14:18

A holiday that is spreading across the U.S. and beyond, Juneteenth is considered the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States.It was originally celebrated on June 19, the day that Union soldiers in 1865 told enslaved African Americans in Galveston, Texas, that the Civil War ...

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