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D.C. celebrates Juneteenth as a federal holiday for the first time

D.C. celebrates Juneteenth as a federal holiday for the first time

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People from around the Washington region flocked to Black Lives Matter Plaza on June 19, a day after President Biden declared Juneteenth a federal holiday. Read more: https://wapo.st/3qayrFO. Subscribe to The Washington Post on YouTube: https://wapo.st/2QOdcqK Follow us: Twitter: https://twitter.com/washingtonpost Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/washingtonpost/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/washingtonpost/
Miss Juneteenth is "a different kind of pageantry" honoring ancestors | USA TODAY

Miss Juneteenth is "a different kind of pageantry" honoring ancestors | USA TODAY

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The Juneteenth holiday is now official, but in Delaware, the Miss Juneteenth pageant has been educating youngsters and their families for 24 years. RELATED: What is Juneteenth? The holiday's history and significance, explained. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bnDt8PqcYic Backstage at a downtown hotel, Saniya Gay, the reigning Delaware Miss Juneteenth, is holding court among a sea of sequins and the smell of hot curling irons. Gay, who was crowned the first National Miss Juneteenth last year, offers advice to the nine girls, ages 8 to 17, who are about to take the stage for the 2021 Delaware Juneteenth Family Enrichment Program and Pageant — one of whom she will crown as her successor. This group has been preparing the pageant for six months doing community service, writing essays and takin...
Special Report: Biden signs bill making Juneteenth a federal holiday

Special Report: Biden signs bill making Juneteenth a federal holiday

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President Biden signed into law a bill creating a new federal holiday to honor Juneteenth, which celebrates the day enslaved Blacks in Texas learned they were free, June 19, 1865. That was more than two months after the Civil War ended and two years after the Emancipation Proclamation. Chip Reid anchors a CBS News Special Report from Washington with a report from Nikole Killion at the White House.
Juneteenth : The New Black Joy

Juneteenth : The New Black Joy

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Celebrate Juneteenth with The Times’s Veronica Chambers as we explore Black joy in all its forms — from the energizing power of togetherness to restorative moments of solitude. From the love we show each other to the joy of loving who we are. Veronica Chambers Editor, Narrative Projects, The New York Times @vvchambers www.veronicachambers.com Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff Senior Staff Editor, Black History Continued, Narrative Projects, The New York Times @charliebcuff www.charliebrinkhurstcuff.com Pierre-Antoine Louis Writer, Race/Related newsletter, The New York Times @debonairpierre www.nytimes.com/by/pierre-antoine-louis Rorri Burton ASL Interpreter @blackterplife @probonoASL Dr. Shamell Bell Artist, Community Organizer, Educator @shamellbell @streetdanceactivism www.streetdanceactivism.co...