Hundreds of people came out to mark the City of Montgomery’s 2nd Annual Juneteenth celebration at the riverfront on Saturday.
The Juneteenth holiday was celebrated Saturday in downtown Union Springs.
Gov. Kay Ivey has authorized Juneteenth Day — the federal holiday marking the end of slavery — as a holiday for state workers this year in Alabama.
Rain from Tropical Storm Claudette forced the Juneteenth celebration at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts to be held indoors, but there were still plenty of people who wanted to attend.
The rain didn’t prevent people from attending today’s second citywide Juneteenth celebration in downtown Montgomery.
The first-ever Juneteenth federal holiday has led to celebrations scheduled throughout the weekend. But the Juneteenth celebration in Selma has changed, due to the threat of heavy rain from a tropical weather system.
Gov. Kay Ivey has issued a memo to all state department heads stating that state offices will be closed Friday, June 18, to observe Juneteenth.
Rep. Mo Brooks and Rep. Mike Rogers The U.S. House has joined the U.S. Senate in approving legislation making Juneteenth a Federal Holiday. The bill now goes to President Biden, and he is expected to sign it into law today. The Senate vote was unanimous, but the House voted 415 to 14 in favor, Two of those 14 no votes came…
The United States will soon have a new federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the nation.
Source: City of Selma Selma Mayor Darrio Melton says he’s asking city council members to join him in acknowledging Friday, June 19, as a holiday in the city of Selma. He says he hopes city council will make it a holiday for city employees. Juneteenth commemorates the end of slavery in the U.S. The holiday commemorates June 19, 1865, when…