Harrisonburg votes to oberve Juneteenth as a city holiday

Harrisonburg votes to oberve Juneteenth as a city holiday

Harrisonburg votes to oberve Juneteenth as a city holiday

But is it appropriate to say "Happy Juneteenth Day"?

From Nike to Target, dozens of companies are, for the first time, commemorating June 19, the anniversary of the effective end of American slavery, but the differences in how are stark.

With Wausau's official recognition of Juneteenth, it marks the acknowledgement of African American history but it also creates a stronger community.

"We've explained our lives away as black people".

"Join us in decrying racism in every form, and declaring unity from the church across lines of race, class, denomination, and culture", OneRace, an ecumenical group that organized the march, said in a statement.

"The times we're living now have forced many of us to acknowledge that maybe slavery has never ended, in some fashion or another", he said.

As the nation enters a new era in the struggle for equality during weeks of protests aimed at stopping police from killing black people, Juneteenth celebrations are taking on greater significance, said Sowandé Mustakeem, an associate professor of history and Africa and African American studies at Washington University. Other prominent corporations giving employees time off include Target, J.C. Penney, Best Buy, the National Football League and J.P. Morgan Chase.

Videos on the Bears' social media channels from players on what Juneteenth means to them and how they celebrate the holiday. Almost a century later, Black people remained enslaved throughout the country.

A Juneteenth prayer gathering hosted by the Global Leadership Summit will be held Friday at 8 a.m.at the Salvation Army, 2424 Pratt St.

At an emergency City Council meeting Thursday night, Harrisonburg City Council voted to observe Juneteenth (June 19) as a city holiday.

Barris says that he plans to celebrated the day by not working and "probably have some conversations with some people". "Then I thought about it one day". While it's widely known and honored, the day isn't officially a national holiday yet.

Williams told Smith that the "heart and soul" of Juneteenth is about what the USA has learned as a nation. She said she wants Juneteenth to carry a meaning akin to July 4th. "Is this going to temporarily raise awareness or is the awareness going to last?"

Leading up to this year's Juneteenth, ABC made a decision to re-air the episode of "Black-ish" dedicated to the holiday on June.

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