Tag: juneteenth

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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