Latest Juneteenth News

National Juneteenth Museum to be built in Fort Worth

Oct. 27, 2021 17:11 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A museum dedicated to telling the history of Juneteenth with a national scope is set to be built in Fort Worth, Texas. The National Juneteenth Museum will be built as part of a mixed-use development, the city of Fort Worth said in a news release...

Juneteenth could become a Michigan court holiday

Oct. 20, 2021 17:47 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Supreme Court is considering a statewide court holiday on Juneteenth, which commemorates the end of slavery. The court said it will accept public comment and hold a hearing in the months ahead. Juneteenth...

Tulsa city and county adopt Juneteenth as official holiday

Oct. 12, 2021 14:07 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The city of Tulsa and Tulsa County have each announced they will officially recognize Juneteenth as a holiday. June 19 will be an additional paid holiday for city and county employees beginning in 2022. June 19, 1865, is the...

Opal Lee’s Juneteenth dream came true, but she isn’t done

Oct. 08, 2021 10:27 AM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Opal Lee's dream of seeing Juneteenth become a federal holiday was finally realized over the summer, but the energetic woman who spent years rallying people to join her push for the day commemorating the end of slavery is hardly letting up on a lifetime of work...