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Juneteenth Must Not Replace Independence Day

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Black Activists Oppose Radical Left Effort to Subvert American History Washington, D.C. – Members of the Project 21 black leadership network, longtime supporters of traditional Juneteenth celebrations, criticized efforts by radical racialists seeking to supplant Juneteenth as an alternative to ...
Don’t Make Slavery Juneteenth’s Focus

Don’t Make Slavery Juneteenth’s Focus /
Juneteenth marks the release of blacks from slavery, but Project 21 member Deroy Murdock suggests using the day to focus on what’s come from black Americans since June 19, 1865. In a Daily Signal commentary, Deroy noted: Some will focus ...

Celebrate Juneteenth for What It Really Is, by Donna Jackson

Project 21 Commentary /
President Biden elevated Juneteenth to the level of Veterans Day and Independence Day in 2021. But does it deserve that distinction? Unfortunately, the evolution of this holiday has largely betrayed the intent of those who originated it. Juneteenth is a ...
Juneteenth Wasn’t Always Woke

Juneteenth Wasn’t Always Woke /
For 23 years, members of the National Center’s Project 21 black leadership network have promoted the soft-spoken dignity and low-key benefits of the Juneteenth commemoration of emancipation. Then, in the wake of the death of George Floyd, woke corporations and ...

Juneteenth: A Perfect Day to Cheer Black Success, by Deroy Murdock

Project 21 Commentary /
On Monday, America marks our second Juneteenth national holiday. Some will focus on the severe pain and death that slavery inflicted on blacks between 1619 and 1865. It would be far more useful, however, to celebrate so much that black ...

Black Activists Call For Inclusive Juneteenth

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It's "Absurd" to Not Welcome All Races to Celebrate, Learn About Black Culture Washington, D.C. - With Juneteenth now recognized as a federal holiday, members of the Project 21 black leadership network urge Americans of all ethnic backgrounds to learn ...

Juneteenth: Celebration, Observance or Day Off?

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Washington, D.C. - The second federally-observed Juneteenth holiday once again falls on a weekend, which means the federal government, banks and other institutions are observing Juneteenth 2022 on the following Monday. A paid day off. No mail service. Libraries closed. No parking enforcement. And not on the ...
After Juneteenth, Should We Remember the Alamo?

After Juneteenth, Should We Remember the Alamo? /
On June 17, President Joe Biden signed a law creating the June 19 Juneteenth national holiday. And then the federal government promptly closed on June 18 because a national holiday that falls on a weekend must be recognized during the ...
Who Needs a Juneteenth Holiday When We Have Independence Day?

Who Needs a Juneteenth Holiday When We Have Independence Day? /
Project 21 has brought attention to the emancipation-related celebration of “Juneteenth” for over 20 years. But, despite our members using the annual observance for more than a generation to promote self-help and the value of seizing on America’s opportunity, there ...
More Project 21 Skepticism for a Juneteenth Day Off

More Project 21 Skepticism for a Juneteenth Day Off /
Congress is progressing toward the establishment of a full-fledged, day-off federal holiday for the Juneteenth observance of the end of slavery. Project 21 members, who have supported the Juneteenth message of self-improvement and opportunity for decades, expressed concern about the ...

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