Stories tagged: "Juneteenth"

NEW YORK, USA - JUNE 18: A new Federal Holiday ''Juneteenth'' is celebrated in the heart of Harlem, New York City, United States on June 18, 2021. President Biden signed legislation making June 19, or Juneteenth, a new national holiday. (Photo by Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
Our Juneteenth: When Emancipation Came to One of North Carolina’s Largest Plantations

After the Civil War, news of Emancipation took months to wind its away across the South. Enslaved workers at Stagville, one of NC largest plantations, met the news with hope and resilience.

Gemini Boyd, Founder of The Bail Project (left), makes a plea for change Monday in Charlotte as Mecklenburg County Sheriff Garry McFadden (right) looks on.
‘Enough’: Mass Shooting in West Charlotte Neighborhood Leads to Demands for Change

The march included residents, activists and some law enforcement after a shooting in a predominantly Black Charlotte neighborhood on Juneteenth weekend.

Police tape is seen near the scene of a shooting early Monday, June 22, 2020 in Charlotte, North Carolina, that resulted in four deaths and several more people injuries. (AP Photo/Sarah Blake Morgan)
Witness to Shooting on Juneteenth Weekend: Gunfire Came From ‘Left, Right, Front and Back’

A witness to a mass shooting at a Charlotte Juneteenth celebration early Monday said they believed there to be as many as 15 to 20 shooters.