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“A Juneteenth like no other”: Juneteenth celebrations take on a special meaning this year

“A Juneteenth like no other”: Juneteenth celebrations take on a special meaning this year

Tens of thousands of Americans participated in protests, rallies, street parties, strikes, and Confederate statue-toppling across the nation in celebration of Juneteenth, the holiday commemorating the effective end of slavery in the US, fueled by momentum from the racial justice protest movement that’s emerged after the police killing of George Floyd in May. The lively…
Juneteenth, explained

Juneteenth, explained

As demonstrators across America fight to liberate black people, whether through calls to abolish the police or through legislative action against systemic racism, the country is getting ready to celebrate the 155th anniversary of one of its earliest liberation moments: Juneteenth. A portmanteau of “June” and “nineteenth,” Juneteenth marks the day in 1865 when a…

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