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Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th. more
The actual day was June 19, 1865, and it was the Black dockworkers in Galveston, Texas, who first heard the word that freedom for the enslaved had come. more
The federal bill is “the first new federal holiday created by Congress since 1983..." By Isaac Morgan, Florida Phoenix President Joe Biden signed a new bill into law Thursday, establishing … more
"...47 other states recognize Juneteenth and I wanted to show that support from Florida also. That we also celebrate the emancipation of slaves...” Senator Randolph Bracy By Issac Morgan, … more
By John Haughey | The Center Square Florida observes three state holidays that commemorate Confederate leaders, but Democratic Rep. Michael Grieco has filed House Bill 6007 in an effort to strike … more
Three confederate-honoring holidays are listed on the state's official calendar: Gen. Robert E. Lee’s birthday Jan. 19, Confederacy President Jefferson Davis’ birthday June 3 and Confederate … more
While we seek ways to better uphold and celebrate Juneteenth - black Americans day of Jubilee and freedom from slavery - we have to recognize that Government responses to crises have historically set … more
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