National Juneteenth 2017

Reason to celebrate: June 19, 2017 is National Juneteenth.

Juneteenth

Juneteenth memorializes the abolishment of slavery in the United States.

What is Juneteenth?
What is Juneteenth?

On June 19, 1865, two months after Confederate General Robert Lee's surrender in Virginia, Union General Gordon Granger and approximately 1,800 federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, to take control of the state and enforce the Emancipation ...

Storytelling, 'War Room' lined up for Black History Month
Storytelling, 'War Room' lined up for Black History Month

jeroline mccarthy Linda Epps and artist Lawrence Green are stepping up and arranging an awesome Black History month, connecting for February paintings, photographs, poetry, reflections, and storytelling. Epps, a natural for causes involving event ...

Urban League to host annual King luncheon
Urban League to host annual King luncheon

In addition to the positions she holds at the New Brighter Day Baptist Church, she volunteers each year for the Mahone Foundation's “Reaching for the Rainbows” fundraiser and serves on the annual Juneteenth Festival Committee. The cost is $16 to attend ...

Whitestown hosts first MLK observance
Whitestown hosts first MLK observance

She said the town hopes to have events celebrating other cultures. The next event celebrating the African American culture will be Juneteenth, which celebrates the end of slavery in the United States. “That will be during warm weather, when we can have ...

Why Usher's Juneteenth Shirt Means Everything
Why Usher's Juneteenth Shirt Means Everything

Two years after President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation enslaved people were freed when Union soldiers landed in Galveston, TX on June 19th, 1865 to announce the war had ended, hence why we celebrate Juneteenth. That was 150 years ...

Tell Us: How Do People Celebrate Juneteenth In Your Area ...
Tell Us: How Do People Celebrate Juneteenth In Your Area ...

But depending on where they live, black folks have all sorts of unique regional ways of celebrating Juneteenth. In Texas, oral histories often take center stage in the state where it all began. In Michigan, concerts with a Motown vibe mark the ...

June 19, 2017 is also Sauntering Day