Tag: Juneteenth

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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