Juneteenth - updates

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U.S. protesters topple Confederate statue after Juneteenth rallies

Jun 20, 2020 - 11:01 AM

(UPDATED) Marches and rallies are held in Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York and Washington against a backdrop of weeks of protests fueled by the deaths of African Americans at the hands of police

JUNETEENTH. People have a picnic at Fort Greene Park in Brooklyn for both Black Lives Matter and to commemorate the 155th anniversary of Juneteenth on June 19, 2020 in New York City. Photo by Jeenah Moon/Getty Images/AFP

Juneteenth, commemorating end of slavery in U.S.

Jun 19, 2020 - 10:51 AM

Juneteenth is most often celebrated with backyard cookouts and prayer services but some cities hold parades and other events

A statue of Confederate States President Jefferson Davis lies on the street after protesters pulled it down in Richmond, Virginia, on June 10, 2020. The symbols of the Confederate States and its support for slavery are being targeted for removal following the May 25, 2020, death of George Floyd while in police custody. Parker Michels-Boyce / AFP