Tag: juneteenth

Freedom

Freedom

| July 9, 2015

By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart Just a few weeks ago, many African Americans celebrated Junteenth. June 19, 1865 is affectionately known as Juneteenth. Most people know it as “Freedom Day” as it commemorates the emancipation of African American citizens all over the United States. This is indeed a cause for a celebration. We have just […]

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Obama becoming more outspoken on race

Obama becoming more outspoken on race

| June 28, 2015

NEWS ANALYSIS By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief WASHINGTON (NNPA)–When President Obama returned to Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, S.C., June 26 to eulogize the Rev. Clementa Pinckney, it capped a period in which he has become increasingly outspoken on race, even uttering the N-word to make a point about the slow pace of progress […]

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Howard U. professor to present Juneteenth lecture at ACPL

Howard U. professor to present Juneteenth lecture at ACPL

| June 10, 2015

FORT WAYNE—Dr. Edna Greene Medford, professor of history at Howard University, is scheduled to present a lecture celebrating the sesquicentennial of Juneteenth at 7 p.m., June 19 in the Theater of the Main Branch of the Allen County Public Library. The event is free and open to the public. Dr. Medford teaches courses on African […]

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Rev. Stewart Speaks! I am Free!

Rev. Stewart Speaks! I am Free!

| June 25, 2014

By the Rev. Dr. Lakeya Stewart, M.Div., D.Min., ABD Artist the Rev. Milton Brunson sang a song that started off like this: “I am free. Praise the Lord, I’m free. No longer bound, No more chains holding me….” In the spirit of that song, I challenge you to shout from the rooftop, “I am free!” […]

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10th Annual Juneteenth Celebration Festival set for June 21

| June 11, 2014

FORT WAYNE—The Weisser Park Youth Center, 802 Eckart St., is scheduled to host its 10th Annual Juneteenth celebration from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., June 21. Juneteenth is a traditional African American holiday commemorating the date black people in Texas found out about the abolition of slavery as outlined in the Emancipation Proclamation. Although President […]

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