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“On Juneteenth,” by Annette Gordon-ReedExploring the racial and social complexities of Texas, Annette Gordon-Reed asks readers to step back from the current heated debates and take a more nuanced look at history and the surprises it can offer.

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This week, the @nytimes  named @agordonreed 's 'On Juneteenth' one of the ten best books of 2021. Our review of the book, which provides needed context for the Texas holiday that has gone national.

Longmont To Consider Making Juneteenth An Official Government Holiday

Longmont To Consider Making Juneteenth An Official Government Holiday

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The Baltimore County public school board approved the 2022-23 academic calendar, which includes a pre-Labor Day start, adds Juneteenth as a holiday, and designates three professional development days to coincide with religious and cultural celebrations.

Jackson declares Juneteenth an official, paid city holiday

The woman known as the grandmother of Juneteenth will help kick start the holiday season in Fort Worth. Opal Lee says she's excited to be the grand marshal of the Parade of Lights.

Juneteenth, a commemoration of the end of slavery in the U.S., is now an official city holiday in the West Valley suburb of Goodyear.

The woman known as the grandmother of Juneteenth will help kick start the holiday season in Fort Worth. Opal Lee says she's excited to be the grand marshal of the Parade of Lights.

Opal Lee, 95, was instrumental in helping Juneteenth become the 11th federal holiday.

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Now that Juneteenth is a federal holiday, take a minute to learn about Opal Lee—the woman who did more than anyone to make it happen. Let’s follow her lead and try to leave our grandkids a better world than the one we came up in.

Juneteenth is henceforth considered a US holiday at Tesla & SpaceX

juneteenth'>Happy Juneteenth! The first U.S. holiday that's illegal to teach about in 15 states.

We had previously scheduled our #MAGA  Rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, for June 19th – a big deal. Unfortunately, however, this would fall on the Juneteenth Holiday. Many of my African American friends and supporters have reached out to suggest that we consider changing the date out...

Juneteenth has never been a celebration of victory, or an acceptance of the way things are. It's a celebration of progress. It's an affirmation that despite the most painful parts of our history, change is possible––and there is still so much work to do.

Civil rights icon Angela Davis pumps her fist during a Juneteenth protest against police brutality as longshoremen shut down the Port of Oakland and 28 other ports along the west coast on Friday. Story:

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So. Let's set the stage... President Trump has chosen as the venue for his first rally in months, Tulsa, Oklahoma, site of a horrific massacre of African Americans. And he has set the date for June 19th, Juneteenth, a celebration of the end of slavery in the United States.

How about we nix Columbus Day and make Juneteenth a national holiday instead?

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