You Matter 2 is hosting fundraising events May 6 and May 8 to raise funds for the group’s planned Inaugural Juneteenth festival on June 19 at Homewood-Flossmoor High School. The Illinois Legislature has a measure before it to mark Juneteenth National Freedom Day as a state holiday. Juneteenth marks the[Read More…]
Juneteenth got another boost Thursday when the Cook County Commission voted to make the observance of African American emancipation a county holiday. Flossmoor officials recently announced support for a local Juneteenth parade and festival in 2021 that will be organized by You Matter 2, a local youth empowerment organization. Cook[Read More…]
If the pandemic is not still a pressing concern come June, the Homewood and Flossmoor communities may be treated to the area’s first Juneteenth Parade and Festival. Carrie Malfeo, left, explains how the Flossmoor Seed Library works during a community cleanup day in April 2019. Malfeo was recently honored by[Read More…]
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The Flossmoor Village Board on Monday passed a proclamation recognizing June 19 as Juneteenth, a holiday which celebrates the end of slavery for African Americans. The holiday recognizes the date Union General Gordon Granger issued a general order to free remaining slaves in Texas in 1865, which was more than[Read More…]