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Original Juneteenth was a spiritual event and the church can still play a role today

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Understanding the significance of the Juneteenth holiday paints a fuller picture of civil rights in the United States, author Jemar Tisby said. “It represents June 19, 865, when enslaved people in Texas ...

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Name of new federal Juneteenth “Independence” holiday criticized

Federal employees will now have more than two weeks off work for holidays after Congress passed a bill making Juneteenth the 11th such day off. The bill, which gained bipartisan support, was ...

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Trump campaign Tulsa rally postponed to honor Juneteenth celebration

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Anyone planning to travel to Tulsa for President Donald Trump’s campaign rally will have to wait a day. The event has been postponed from June 19 to June 20 because of a ...

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Today is Juneteenth — a holiday many Americans have never heard of, but need to know about

Many black Americans will commemorate an important day in our nation’s history today – a day that many other Americans have never heard of. It’s called Juneteenth. On June 19, 1865 – ...

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