Dr. Eugene L. Moore Juneteenth commemorates the emancipation of enslaved African Americans. On June 19, 1865, Major General Gordon Granger proclaimed freedom for enslaved people in Texas. This marks the third year it has been observed as a federal holiday but it has been celebrated for more than a century prior to its national recognition.
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By Dandrea V. James Cut 1: “That’s the Way of the World” was released in 1975 by Earth, Wind & Fire. Photo: Courtesy of Amazon Cut 2: “Wake Up Everybody” is a classic by Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes, released in 1975. Photo: Courtesy of Spotify Cut 3: In 1974, The O’Jays crooned about
By Aswad Walker, Defender Network In support of celebrating Black history 24/7/365, check out the list below to learn about key historical events that have taken place during the month of June— in addition to Juneteenth. U.S. Rep. Joseph Haynes Rainey born On June 21, 1832, the first African American to serve in the U.S.
The AARP-sponsored event will honor local faith leaders and Black Baltimore historical institutions In celebration of Juneteenth, the AFRO is honored to host “We’ve Come This Far By Faith”, a breakfast recognizing faith leaders throughout Baltimore’s African-American community. As the oldest Black-owned business in D.C., Maryland and Virginia, the AFRO plays a central role in
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