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Juneteenth Independence Day

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 ...
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Don’t Make Slavery Juneteenth’s Focus

Don’t Make Slavery Juneteenth’s Focus

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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 ...
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Juneteenth Wasn’t Always Woke

Juneteenth Wasn’t Always Woke

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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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After Juneteenth, Should We Remember the Alamo?

After Juneteenth, Should We Remember the Alamo?

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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 ...
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Who Needs a Juneteenth Holiday When We Have Independence Day?

Who Needs a Juneteenth Holiday When We Have Independence Day?

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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 ...
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More Project 21 Skepticism for a Juneteenth Day Off

More Project 21 Skepticism for a Juneteenth Day Off

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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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Juneteenth Supporters Distance Themselves From Federal Holiday Proposal

Juneteenth Supporters Distance Themselves From Federal Holiday Proposal

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Black Activists Oppose Politicization of Emancipation Celebration Washington, D.C. - Despite more than twenty years of acknowledging the importance of Juneteenth, members of the Project 21 black leadership network refrained from encouraging a rush into making the emancipation-themed celebration a ...
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Better Things to Fight for Than Juneteenth, by Donna Jackson

Better Things to Fight for Than Juneteenth, by Donna Jackson

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Like many Black Americans, I must admit that I had never heard of Juneteenth until recently. So the push now to make this celebration of emancipation a national holiday certainly didn’t come from me or anyone I know. It sure ...
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