Juneteenth celebrates end of slavery across Confederate states

What is Juneteenth?

Juneteenth is a holiday marking slaves in Texas learning in 1865 that they had been freed by President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation. The executive order outlawed slavery in Confederate states beginning Jan. 1, 1863, the midpoint of the Civil War.

The holiday has several other names that can be used interchangeably, including Freedom Day and Emancipation Day.

“Juneteenth is a unifying holiday,” said Steve Williams, president of the National Juneteenth Observance Foundation, to USA Today in 2020. “It is the completion of the celebration of freedom in America.”

When is it celebrated?

Officially, Juneteenth is

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Shreveport celebrates Juneteenth with art, music, and theater

SHREVEPORT/BOSSIER, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – A number of activities have been planned in the area to celebrate Juneteenth, the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of ending slavery in the United States.

Also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, Liberation Day and Emancipation Day, June 19, 1865 was the day Union Gen. Gordon Granger rode into Galveston, Texas and got the word out to around 250,000 Texan slaves that they were free.  

Although it took until December 1865 for the 13th amendment to the U.S. Constitution to officially abolish “chattel slavery” nationwide, June 19

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Church Street School for Music and Art celebrates the return of Tribeca

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While the streets steamed with unseasonably brutal weather on Sunday, June 6, the live blues wafting in and around White Street drew crowds closer.  Abby Levine on drums and Stacy Werdin on keyboard were hot, hot, hot! 

White Street’s closure provided plenty of space for parents, children, neighbors, musicians and artists to get inspired. The Happening! of the Church Street School for Music and Art (CSSMA) was definitely happening! 

Located in the former The Flea Theater,

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SUSLA Museum of Art celebrates Black Music Month

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SHREVEPORT, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – Southern University at Shreveport Museum of Art opened a new exhibit Monday and will be celebrating Black Music Month every Monday in June.

The exhibit will house a collection of the U.S. Black Music Stamp Series, featuring the artwork of African American musical artists that have been featured on postage stamps over the years. The exhibit will also feature a weekly music

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Historical society celebrates Superior manufacturing

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Northern Brewing Co., 1890-1967

Kinkert Brewing was founded by John Klinkert and Louis Rueping in 1890. Located at 702 N. Eighth St., the business had five buildings and went through 35 tons of ice a day, producing four kinds of beer.

In 1898, Klinkert Brewing became Northern Brewing Co. At one time, it outsold all other brands of beer in Superior. Besides northern Wisconsin, Northern beer was sold in the Milwaukee area.

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At some point, there was a bad batch of beer produced, and it was returned to the company in truckloads. Northern lost

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Pow! Wow! Celebrates 10 Years With New Exhibit At Bishop Museum

Nobody disputes that the annual Pow! Wow! Street Art Festival has left its mark on Honolulu. Every day people walk or park their cars alongside murals made by international stars. This weekend, those street artists are making a resounding appearance at the Bishop Museum, with a celebration of Pow! Wow!’s first decade.

You sense things are different the second you drive up to Bishop Museum. Once you cross the Great Lawn and head into Castle Memorial Building, you are sure.

The hall is transformed, darkened, and a woman’s elongated figure rises 20 feet up a grey column. She’s done

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