Tag "Juneteenth"

Editorial: Storied history of cooperation should inspire

    Editorial: Storied history  of cooperation should inspire

Juneteenth is held on or around June 19, when Union forces arrived in Galveston, Texas, with news of the end of slavery on June 19, 1865. Juneteenth is normally known

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Juneteenth Festival includes serious discussions

    Juneteenth Festival includes serious discussions

People of different ages came together to celebrate the past, and take a serious look at the future last weekend during the 13th annual Juneteenth Festival held at the Wake

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Juneteenth Luncheon to honor Walter Marshall, planner and educator

    Juneteenth Luncheon to honor Walter Marshall, planner and educator

The St. Philips Heritage Center at Old Salem Museums & Gardens in partnership with Winston-Salem State University will host a luncheon from noon to 1:45 p.m. on Thursday, June 15,

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90-year-old woman walking 140,000 miles for national Juneteenth

    90-year-old woman walking 140,000 miles for national Juneteenth

Opal Lee hoping to make it a national holiday BY TEVIN STINSON  THE CHRONICLE  Ninety-year-old Opal Lee is on a mission to get President Barack Obama’s attention before he leaves

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‘We have to change the way that we do things’’

    ‘We have to change the way that we do things’’

Last Saturday, the annual Juneteenth Festival took a new twist.

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Luncheon features community leaders

    Luncheon features community leaders

Two outstanding community leaders were honored for their contributions to the city of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County last Thursday during the Juneteenth Luncheon held at the Old Salem Visitor Center.

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Juneteenth Luncheon set for June 16

    Juneteenth Luncheon set for June 16

The St. Philips Heritage Center at Old Salem Museums & Gardens in partnership with Winston-Salem State University will host a luncheon on Thursday, June 16, in celebration of Juneteenth, the country’s longest-running observance of the abolition of slavery.

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Juneteenth festival-goers mark black freedom amid mourning for slain church members

    Juneteenth festival-goers mark black freedom amid mourning for slain church members

In photo above: Fifth Street was lined with vendors for Juneteenth in Winston-Salem on Saturday, June 20. (Photo by Todd Luck)

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Juneteenth celebrations center on history and culture

    Juneteenth celebrations center on history and culture

In photo above: The crowd at the St. Philips Heritage Center at Old Salem Museums & Gardens on Thursday, June

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Juneteenth Luncheon explores what freedom means

    Juneteenth Luncheon explores what freedom means

The Juneteenth Luncheon commemorated the 150th anniversary of emancipation from slavery with accounts from those who experienced it, read by

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