Seattle ILWU
Make Juneteenth a paid holiday!

International Longshore and Warehouse Union workers stopped work on June 19 and marched on the Seattle waterfront in a Juneteenth…

July 3, 2023

The significance of Juneteenth

This year marks the first anniversary of Juneteenth as an official federal holiday since it was signed into law June…

June 20, 2022

Emancipation Day in Rhode Island

Activists from the Black community gathered in Providence, R.I., June 19, with allies to commemorate Emancipation Day, also known as…

July 1, 2021

Juneteenth: Emancipation and resistance

Houston After decades of struggle for recognition, Juneteenth has been made a federal holiday by Congress and was signed into…

June 18, 2021

Celebrating Juneteenth during an uprising

On Juneteenth, commemorated on June 19, African Americans mark the anniversary of the day in 1865 when union troops arrived…

June 18, 2020