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New Juneteenth holiday gains acceptance – slowly – in Arizona, elsewhere

It took more than two years for news of the Emancipation Proclamation to reach the last enslaved people in Texas – and though it may take as long to win wide acceptance for the new federal holiday, supporters say they intend to keep raising awareness.... Read more»

Juneteenth: 'No need for apologies. I come from great people.'

A legal scholar speaks about her family’s history and how she hopes Juneteenth - long celebrated by millions of Black Americans and established as a federal holiday last year by President Joe Biden - will shape discussions about the nation’s legacy of slavery.... Read more»


Juneteenth celebrates just one of the United States' 20 emancipation days

The emancipation that took place in Texas that day in 1865 was just the latest in a series of emancipations that had been unfolding since the 1770s - but Emancipation Days – Juneteenth in Texas – did not do what most of us think it did. ... Read more»

Juneteenth: Celebrate nation's newest federal holiday in Tucson

The United States' newest federal holiday, Juneteenth — commemorating the emancipation of enslaved African Americans — will be celebrated with a number of events around Tucson this weekend.... Read more»

Hip hop artist Ali Tomineek featured in virtual Tucson Juneteenth Festival

Phoenix hip hop artist Ali Tomineek was featured in the Tucson Juneteenth Festival "Our Black is Beautiful" virtual event, live-streamed by Pima Community College.... Read more»

Tucson Black Film Club holds Juneteenth screening of ‘Jasper, Texas’

The Tucson Black Film Club will hold a free Juneteenth film screening and discussion of "Jasper, Texas" at 3-4:30 p.m on Sunday via Zoom.... Read more»

Burney Starks, educator and Juneteenth organizer, dies

Burney Starks, a longtime educator at Pueblo High School, died Sunday. Starks was known for his many community activities, especially for being the driving force behind Tucson's Juneteenth celebrations. Update: Viewing and services set for Friday and Saturday, June 12-13. ... Read more»1