Educators To Fill In Gaps That Textbooks Lack Mentioning JuneteenthIt's the 155th anniversary of Juneteenth. But some are just now learning about it.
Minnesotans Gathered On Lake Street For Juneteenth CelebrationA Juneteenth celebration took place Friday at an intersection in Minneapolis that was recently filled with great pain.
Activists Hold Juneteenth Rally At Minnesota State Capitol For ReparationsJuneteenth, the traditional commemoration date of the emancipation of enslaved African Americans, has taken on new resonance this year.
With George Floyd Fresh In Mind, Minnesotans Turn Out In Forceful Numbers For JuneteenthJuneteenth is still not a federal holiday, but on Friday Gov. Tim Walz signed a proclamation declaring Juneteenth "Freedom Day," asking for the legislature to make it a state holiday.
Fargo Juneteenth Organizers Say Threats From City Leaders To Blame For Low TurnoutFargo Mayor Tim Mahoney on Thursday declared an emergency declaration to protect the city from potential violence at the march.
Majority Of Americans Support Police Protests Following George Floyd's Death, Poll FindsThere's been dramatic change in public opinion on race and policing, with more Americans today than five years ago calling police violence a very serious problem that unequally targets black Americans.
Gov. Walz Issues Juneteenth Proclamation, Urges Lawmakers To Establish State HolidayThis push comes Friday, after the governor issued a proclamation officially recognizing the day as Juneteeth Freedom Day in Minnesota.
What's Happening On Juneteenth In The Twin Cities?Juneteenth dates back to June 19, 1865. A union general announced from his balcony in Galveston, Texas, that enslaved African-Americans were free. Slaves in Texas were the last to learn of their liberation, two years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation.
Wisconsin Gov. Evers Orders Juneteenth Flag Flown Over State CapitolThe Juneteenth flag celebrating the a day that commemorates the end of slavery in the U.S. will fly over the Wisconsin Capitol for the first time in state history, Gov. Tony Evers announced Wednesday.
Good Question: What Is Juneteenth?This Friday, Juneteenth celebrations will be held across Minnesota. It’s a day that marks the end of slavery in the United States, but for many people, it’s so much more.
Target Announces Juneteenth Will Be An Annual Company Holiday; U.S. Bank To Close Branches, Offices EarlyOn Monday, Minnesota-based Target announced that it would put $10 million toward the advancement of social justice and to support rebuilding and recovery efforts in the Twin Cities.
Working For The Weekend: Entertainment Best BetsThe weekend is upon us. We found plenty of things to do with dad on Father's Day if you are Workin' for the Weekend.
Minneapolis Hosts Juneteenth Celebration At Bethune ParkA big community event for Juneteenth balanced history with a celebration Saturday afternoon.
WCCO Saturday Morning Links (June 16)Here are all the stories and events covered by Jennifer Mayerle and Mike Augustyniak on WCCO Saturday Morning!
Working For The Weekend: Entertainment Best BetsDads might be Workin for the Weekend because Father's Day is Sunday. If you need fun ways to fill it, check out these events taking place in the Twin Cities.