Tag: Juneteenth

Artist Keith David Conner talking about his work at the Juneteenth celebration. (Nick Ulanowski/H-F Chronicle)

Artists capture spirit of liberation in displays at HF Juneteenth fest

Thousands of community members gathered outside of Homewood-Flossmoor High School for its third annual Juneteenth celebration on Saturday, June 16. The event had 170 vendors and exhibitors, including many Black artists and Black-owned businesses. The artwork featured everything from portraits of people to pop culture-related artwork to pieces with themes[Read More…]

The Chicago Acrobatic Boys Team performs at the HF Juneteenth Festival on June 17. (Nuha Abdessalam/H-F Chronicle)

Juneteenth embraced, celebrated at annual festival

Homewood-Flossmoor community members embraced and celebrated the Juneteenth Festival on Saturday, June 17, while recalling the significance and meaning behind the holiday. It was a beautiful sunny day for guests to walk among the 170 vendors and exhibitors, meet friends, enjoy food dishes and sit and watch the entertainment. Sponsored[Read More…]

Donna Miller

Juneteenth recognized as holiday by Cook County

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…]

Flossmoor recognizes Juneteenth holiday

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…]

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