Williams said she would perform the song “Lift Every Voice and Sing” in celebration of Juneteenth.
Ralph Ellison’s legendary second novel is more relevant than ever.
Burying the news that the Juneteenth holiday-designation vote was highly bipartisan is just one of the paper’s many deceptions.
The liberation of the last slaves is a moment in American history worthy of celebration, without any partisan framing.
Juneteenth is now the 11th annual federal holiday and the first one to be established since Martin Luther King Jr. Day in 1983.
The House voted 415 to 14 to make Juneteenth a federal holiday on Wednesday, one day after the Senate unanimously approved the measure.
The bill passed with unanimous consent.
Republican senators Ron Johnson (R., Wis.) and James Lankford (R., Okla.) introduced an amendment Wednesday that would replace Columbus Day with Juneteenth as a federal holiday.
If the momentum behind policing reform is channeled responsibly, as it was in previous civil-rights struggles, then Americans will support it.