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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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This Saturday, Join Horace Cooper for a “Constitutional Chat” About Juneteenth

This Saturday, Join Horace Cooper for a “Constitutional Chat” About Juneteenth

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You are invited to join Constituting America for a Zoom presentation this Saturday night about Juneteenth, the Emancipation Proclamation and the 13th Amendment. The special guest for this edition of “Constitutional Chats” is Project 21 Co-Chairman Horace Cooper. Horace has ...
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Juneteenth Observances Should Focus on Opportunity,  Not Fear and Anger

Juneteenth Observances Should Focus on Opportunity, Not Fear and Anger

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"Society wants us to succeed, but it's up to us to want to succeed" Washington, D.C. - In advance of "Juneteenth," the oldest and most recognized commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States, members of the Project ...
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Juneteenth Celebration of Past Emancipation Must Focus on Protecting Freedom and Opportunity

Juneteenth Celebration of Past Emancipation Must Focus on Protecting Freedom and Opportunity

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Project 21 Urges Black Americans to Abolish Their “Mental and Emotional Slavery” Washington, D.C. - In observance of “Juneteenth,” the oldest and most popular commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States, members of the Project 21 black ...
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Empower Black Americans Long After Juneteenth is Over

Empower Black Americans Long After Juneteenth is Over

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"Blueprint for a Better Deal for Black America" Could Improve Lives of Millions Washington, DC - Celebrating "Juneteenth," the oldest and most popular commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States, leaders of the Project 21 black activist organization ...
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