Global  

Juneteenth Takes On Added Meaning This Year

Video Credit: Wochit News - Duration: 00:32s - Published
Juneteenth Takes On Added Meaning This Year

Juneteenth Takes On Added Meaning This Year

Juneteenth, the annual U.S. holiday that falls on June 19, has taken on greater meaning for many this year.

Juneteenth, which is a mash-up of the words June and 19th, is also known as Emancipation Day.

It commemorates June 19, 1865, when all previously enslaved people in Texas were freed.

The day marks the moment in time after the Confederate states surrendered to end the Civil War.

The day is also observed solemnly to honor those who suffered during slavery in the United States.

0
shares
ShareTweetSavePostSend
 

💡 One News Page Knowledge: Other News Mentions

Juneteenth Juneteenth US holiday celebrating the emancipation of slaves

Republican senators Johnson, Lankford propose making Juneteenth a federal holiday and dropping Columbus Day

Columbus Day has been a source of controversy because of the killing and enslavement of indigenous people by European explorers and settlers.

USATODAY.com

Pharrell, Ellen DeGeneres, Van Jones, more call for Juneteenth to become paid holiday

Pharrell Williams, Ellen DeGeneres, "Black-ish" creator Kenya Barris and CNN's Van Jones are calling for Juneteenth to be a paid holiday in the U.S.

USATODAY.com

Fact check: Barack Obama mentioned Juneteenth multiple times while president

A social media post claims Barack Obama "never mentioned" Juneteenth while he was president. That is false.

USATODAY.com
Snapchat apologises for Juneteenth filter after backlash [Video]

Snapchat apologises for Juneteenth filter after backlash

Multimedia messaging app Snapchat has apologised for a controversial Juneteenth themed filter that allowed users to "smile and break the chains." Snapchat said the lens that went live had not gone through its usual review protocols. "We deeply apologize for the offensive Juneteenth Lens. The Lens that went live hadn't been approved through our review process. We are investigating so this doesn't happen again," the Snapchat tweeted. The Multimedia messaging app also said that the company is investigating the 'mistake.' According to the Verge, Juneteenth is the anniversary of the day in 1865 when a group of enslaved people in Texas finally learned that slavery in the US had ended, more than two years after Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation.

Credit: ANI    Duration: 01:10Published
John Legend, Alicia Keys New Music Latest Verzuz Battle [Video]

John Legend, Alicia Keys New Music Latest Verzuz Battle

The world is still reeling from the coronavirus pandemic and people are taking to the streets to protest police brutality against Black people. It is also Juneteenth, the day to commemorate the official end of slavery in America. They also played new music with Legend premiering "Never Break" and Keys premiering "Perfect Way to Die." "I think we need a lot of hope right now," Keys said as she played "Empire State of Mind," a song she said provides hope.

Credit: Wochit News    Duration: 00:34Published

Texas Texas State in the southern United States

What states require face masks in public? Kansas, Texas join growing list of states where it's mandatory

As COVID-19 cases rise in at least 40 states, many governors are instituting or renewing orders requiring people to wear face masks in public.

USATODAY.com

Coronavirus updates: US surpasses 52K daily cases; Jersey Shore open, California beaches closed for July 4th; Texas mask mandate begins

India is expected to become the third worst-hit country. Face masks are now required in Texas as crowds flock to the Jersey Shore. Latest coronavirus..
USATODAY.com
Vanilla Ice no longer performing at Texas holiday bash [Video]

Vanilla Ice no longer performing at Texas holiday bash

Vanilla Ice has backed out of plans to perform at an Independence Day party due to concerns over a spike in coronavirus cases in Austin, Texas.

Credit: Cover Video STUDIO    Duration: 00:50Published

American Civil War American Civil War Internal war in the U.S. over slavery

Today in History for July 3rd

Highlights of this day in history: Union forces win the Battle of Gettysburg in the American Civil War; George Washington takes charge of the Continental Army;..
USATODAY.com
Micheal Martin: Being elected Taoiseach one of the greatest honours [Video]

Micheal Martin: Being elected Taoiseach one of the greatest honours

Speaking as the newly-elected Taoiseach of the 33rd Irish parliament, Micheal Martin said to be elected to serve as Taoiseach “is one of the greatest honours which anyone can receive”.Mr Martin will lead a three-party coalition consisting of Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and the Green Party.It is the first time in history that former Civil War rivals Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael have governed together.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO    Duration: 01:14Published

Leo Varadkar hails end of ‘Civil War politics’ in Ireland’s parliament

Civil War politics has ended in Ireland’s parliament, after political rivals agreed to form a historic governing coalition, Leo Varadkar has said. Ireland’s..
WorldNews

Oregon, Oregon State will no longer use 'Civil War' slogan for athletic matchups

The Oregon-Oregon State rivalry will no longer be referred to as the "Civil War." A joint announcement from the schools said change was overdue.

USATODAY.com

Confederate States of America Confederate States of America De facto federal republic in North America from 1861 to 1865

For nearly 160 years, St. George has been known as Utah's 'Dixie.' The name is all over the city. Is it time to change?

The word "Dixie" is everywhere in St. George, Utah. The controversy over its Confederate ties is back in the public eye — but it's not a new debate.
 

USATODAY.com

Stonewall Jackson statue comes down along Richmond's Monument Avenue

Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney ordered the removal of the Stonewall Jackson statue and other Confederate memorials along Monument Avenue

USATODAY.com
Richmond Mayor Orders Emergency Removal of Confederate Statues [Video]

Richmond Mayor Orders Emergency Removal of Confederate Statues

The Democratic mayor of Richmond, Virginia, Levar Stoney, has invoked his emergency powers to remove multiple Confederate statues in the city.

Credit: Cover Video STUDIO    Duration: 01:23Published


Tweets about this


Related videos from verified sources

OneRace March in Atlanta, Georgia [Video]

OneRace March in Atlanta, Georgia

This footage was filmed and produced on 19th June 2020. Thousands gathered in Atlanta to continue calls for social justice and an end to racial violence in America. It was part of the OneRace March in..

Credit: Newsflare     Duration: 00:34Published
Hundreds of Juneteenth protestors gather for a sit-in in the middle of Toronto streets, Canada [Video]

Hundreds of Juneteenth protestors gather for a sit-in in the middle of Toronto streets, Canada

Hundreds of people gathered for a sit-in in Toronto, Canada on Friday (June 19th) to mark "Juneteenth" and denounce racism. Millions of Americans commemorated the 19th June 1865 when the last US..

Credit: Newsflare     Duration: 06:10Published
Woman Takes Issue With Protesters at Juneteenth Rally [Video]

Woman Takes Issue With Protesters at Juneteenth Rally

Occurred on June 19, 2020 / Waynesburg, Pennsylvania, USA Info from Licensor: "2020 Juneteenth celebration, BLM rally in rural America and it's opposing views on BLM movement. This was filmed in Greene..

Credit: Viral Hog Content     Duration: 08:42Published