(NEW YORK) -- For enslaved Africans in America, the idea of freedom was just a dream. After hundreds of years of struggle, first for freedom, and then civil rights, the date marking the official end of slavery in 1865 -- June 19 -- was declared... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- Now that Juneteenth has been recognized as a national holiday to commemorate the end of slavery in the U.S., just ahead of Saturday's June 19 anniversary, advocates are weighing in on how Americans should mark the occasion and what the day should... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- When President Joe Biden signed a bill Thursday making Juneteenth a federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States, there was one woman in the room who captured well-deserved attention. Opal Lee was called the "grandmother of the movement" to... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- House Democratic Whip Jim Clyburn said on Friday that new legislation to mark Juneteenth as a federal holiday to commemorate the end of slavery in the United States gives him "hope." "It does give me hope…this country has a very spotty history... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- President Joe Biden signed a bill Thursday making Juneteenth a federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States -- just in time for Saturday's June 19 anniversary. It's a day African Americans have celebrated yearly since the Civil War-era and... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- For the first time in nearly 40 years, Congress has moved to establish a new national holiday, this time for Juneteenth, and just in time for Saturday's 156th anniversary of the day which marks the last African American slaves being freed in... Read More.
The 2021 Tribeca Film Festival is honoring "the voices of the African Diaspora" with its inaugural Juneteenth lineup that puts an emphasis "on African-American artists, performers, filmmakers, and interdisciplinary creators.” The slate includes 66 films and 54 world premieres from Black talent, as well as... Read More.
By TRISH TURNER, ABC NEWSSens. John Cornyn and Ed Markey -- from opposite ends of the political spectrum -- attempted to pass legislation by unanimous consent on Wednesday making Juneteenth a federal holiday, saying it was past... Read More.
By JADE LAWSON, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- As black people around the country prepare for Juneteenth, with a larger impact than normal this year as protests over racial injustice sweep the nation, thousands are fighting to implement change -- including... Read More.
By CATHERINE THORBECKE, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- A handful of corporations in the U.S. announced this year that they are making Juneteenth, the day traditionally used to commemorate the end of slavery, a companywide holiday.The holiday traces its... Read More.