An image of the racist sign was shared online Monday, gaining the attention of thousands across social media.
NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to Anna Gifty Opoku-Agyeman, editor of the Black Agenda, about celebrating Juneteenth without misappropriating the holiday.
As the U.S. celebrates the second federal holiday honoring Juneteenth, several myths persist about the origins and history about what happened when enslaved people were emancipated in Texas.
Monday on Political Rewind: On the last day of campaigning before the runoffs, our panel looks at key contests statewide. Plus, after several controversies, Herschel Walker's campaign remains unscathed.
On Sunday, churchgoers will celebrate Juneteenth during their worship services. Members of the clergy reflect on the role of the church and the holiday marking the notification of the end of slavery.
Here on Code Switch, we love food just as much as we love history. So we couldn't let the Juneteenth pass by without getting into the culinary traditions that have been passed down for generations.
The federal holiday will primarily affect government offices and buildings.
Friday on Political Rewind: On a special Juneteenth episode our panel examines the history of the holiday and what it means for our democracy. Plus, as legislation restricts how race is taught in schools, what does that mean for future generations?
To mark the holiday, Gorman reads "Fury and Faith," a poem from Call Us What We Carry. She says her collection's title reflects how "we all can be vessels of both hurt and hope at the same time."
Brands and companies are working to remove their Juneteenth items from shelves, as experts say those who are selling Juneteenth-branded products are "tone-deaf."
Now that Juneteenth is a federal holiday it has gone mainstream. The holiday was first celebrated in Texas, where on June 19th 1865, in the aftermath of the Civil War, enslaved Africans in Texas were finally freed under the terms of the Emancipation Proclamation of 1863. But for those that think the holiday is just a time for African Americans to celebrate, think again. Juneteenth has meaning for white folks too.
Although almost every state recognizes Juneteenth in some fashion, many have been slow to do more than issue a proclamation or resolution.
Before St. Simons Island became a quaint beach town, it was a major port of entry for enslaved Africans. In 1803, some of the enslaved rebelled. Now, a new roadside historic marker will tell the story of that rebellion at a spot which you may have passed by without ever really seeing.
Juneteenth events are happening across the country, honoring the 156th anniversary of what is often considered the end of slavery in the United States.
Lincoln Center observes Juneteenth, now a federal holiday, with "I Dream a Dream That Dreams Back at Me," an ambulatory experience conceived by Carl Hancock Rux.