Speaking to children at Pulaski Street Elementary School at a program commemorating Juneteenth Wednesday, East End Voters Coalition co-chair Robert Brown reflects on the meaning of Juneteenth and the importance of remembering and understanding history.
Juneteenth is now an official public holiday in New York State. Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill into law this week designating June 19 — Juneteenth — a holiday commemorating African American Emancipation Day.
Riverhead Charter School students and their families marched with teachers, school administrators and board members in downtown Riverhead today, commemorating Juneteenth and demanding justice for black Americans.
A Juneteenth protest march is set for for 4 p.m. today in downtown Riverhead. It is one of many protests taking place across the country to commemorate the day a Union army general and 2,000 troops brought news of the Emancipation Proclamation to the slave population in Texas, where slaveholders refused to acknowledge the proclamation or the end of the Civil War.
Pulaski Street School
The winners of the Pulaski Street Juneteenth Writing Contest and their classmates were the guests of honor at an ice cream party in the...