(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.
By ALEXANDER MALLIN, ABC News(HILLSDALE, Mich.) -- Attorney General William Bar took sharp aim at federal line prosecutors and compared coronavirus lockdowns to slavery in remarks at Hillsdale College's "Constitution Day" celebration Wednesday evening."Even the most well-meaning people... Read More.
BY: STEPHANIE EBBS, ABC NEWS (WASHINGTON) — In the face of Trump administration backlash, Washington, D.C.'s mayor has blocked a call to add context to the Washington Monument and Jefferson Memorial to note the nation's founders were also slaveholders. An advisory group to the... Read More.
By: KARMA ALLEN, ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., clarified controversial comments he made over the weekend after coming under fire for claiming that America's Founding Fathers considered slavery a "necessary evil."Cotton attempted to explain comments he made... Read More.