During a flag-raising ceremony at East St. Louis City Hall on June 19, Stephanie Taylor couldn’t help but cry.
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.
Illinois government offices will be closed Friday in a nod to a new federal law, making Juneteenth an official holiday, Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced Thursday.
President Joe Biden on Thursday signed a bill that makes Juneteenth a federal holiday, meaning most federal employees will get a paid day off Friday.
Juneteenth is now a federal holiday.It marks the day enslaved Black people in Texas learned they were free after the Civil War.President Biden…
The Quad-Cities is set to celebrate Juneteenth this weekend as the anniversary of slavery ending in the U.S. garners state and national attention.
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…
Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed legislation into law Wednesday that made Juneteenth a paid state holiday in Illinois.
A few feet away from a rare copy of the Emancipation Proclamation signed by President Abraham Lincoln, Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Wednesday signed legislation making Juneteenth an official state holiday.
Illinois became the latest state to make Juneteenth an official state holiday as Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a measure Wednesday near a rare signed copy of the Emancipation Proclamation.
The Senate has unanimously passed a bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday, to commemorate the end of slavery in the US.
The Senate has unanimously passed a bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday, to commemorate the end of slavery in the US. In 2020, Wisconsin…
The copy of the proclamation that's signed by Lincoln and Secretary of State William Seward will be displayed between June 15 and July 6.
In honor of Juneteenth, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum will display its rare copy of the presidential proclamation issued by Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War.
Juneteenth commemorates the date in 1865 when the last enslaved Black people in the U.S. learned from Union soldiers in Texas that they were free, more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed.