Juneteenth

People film the only statue of a Confederate general, Albert Pike, in the nation's capital after it was toppled by protesters and set on fire in Washington early Saturday, June 20, 2020. It comes on Juneteenth, the day marking the end of slavery in the United States, amid continuing anti-racism demonstrations following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.(AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)
Associated Press
June 20, 2020 - 11:29 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Protesters toppled the only statue of a Confederate general in the nation's capital and set it on fire on Juneteenth, the day marking the end of slavery in the United States, amid continuing anti-racism demonstrations following the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Cheering...
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Lizzy Buczak
June 19, 2020 - 4:04 pm
Several companies have announced that they will honor Juneteeth as an annnual paid holiday for employees, while other companies are holding a moment of silence. See how each company is celebrating now.
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Freedom Corner Juneteenth tour
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Joe DeStio
June 19, 2020 - 3:08 pm
One of the events marking Juneteenth Friday in Pittsburgh is a Facebook live presentation from several black Pittsburgh historical sites.
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Juneteenth Celebration
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Lynne Hayes-Freeland & Robert Mangino
June 19, 2020 - 1:51 pm
Dr. Kimberly Ellis, Artist, Community Activist, and historian at CMU, explains what to know about Juneteenth and why people are talking about it now.
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Governor Tom Wolf Declares “Juneteenth National Freedom Day” in Pennsylvania
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Jeff Oravitz
June 18, 2020 - 10:28 am
Governor Tom Wolf is honoring the day and encouraging Pennsylvanians to do the same.
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Tarrah Gibbons
June 17, 2020 - 11:49 am
Nike will now be offering its employees a paid company holiday for Juneteenth. The sportswear giant joined several companies that announced June 19, the oldest known U.S. celebration of the end of slavery, is officially an annual day off.
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RADIO.COM Staff
June 17, 2020 - 11:46 am
Target is giving hourly employees either a paid day-off or will pay them time-and-a-half to work on June 19th, historically the date that marks the effective end of slavery in the United States.
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Neima Abdulahi
June 17, 2020 - 10:40 am
From Tulsa, Oklahoma to Montgomery, Alabama, Juneteenth represents freedom and symbolizes the hazards and hopes of Black America throughout the years. It is not a national federal holiday, but the possibility looks promising.
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In this June 4, 2020 file photo Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam speaks during a news conference in Richmond, Va. Northam announced Tuesday, June 16, 2020 that he's making Juneteenth _ a day that commemorates the end of slavery in the U.S. _ an official holiday in a state that was once home to the capital of the Confederacy. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, file)
Associated Press
June 16, 2020 - 7:15 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced Tuesday that he's making Juneteenth — a day that commemorates the end of slavery in the U.S. — an official holiday in a state that was once home to the capital of the Confederacy. Juneteenth, which is also called Emancipation Day and...
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Nick Horwat
June 11, 2020 - 8:41 pm
Nike joins many other companies across the country that will begin to recognize Juneteenth as an official company holiday, including Twitter and Vox Media
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