Americans Celebrate Juneteenth After It Becomes A National Holiday, PBS News, NBC News, NPR, The Atlantic, and The Public Domain Review

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NPR: Photos – Americans Celebrate Juneteenth After It Becomes A National Holiday

NPR: Slavery Didn’t End On Juneteenth. What You Should Know About This Important Day

The Atlantic: Black Joy-Not Corporate Acknowledgment – Is the Heart of Juneteenth 

 The Public Domain Review: Early Photographs of Juneteenth Celebrations

 

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NPR: Photos – Americans Celebrate Juneteenth After It Becomes A National Holiday

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People watch the Juneteenth Parade in historic Galveston, Texas on Saturday — where 156 years ago news reached the city that slavery had been abolished.

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Juneteenth celebrations are underway across the United States, commemorating the 156th anniversary of the date that is often considered the end of chattel slavery in the country.

Events this year come two days after Presidet Biden signed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act into law, which is the latest national holiday to be recognized since Martin Luther King Jr. Day in 1983.

 

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Juneteenth Is Now A Federal Holiday

It dates to June 19, 1865, when Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger of the Union Army arrived in Galveston, Texas, to announce that enslaved people were now free. This came two months after the end of the Civil War and over two years after President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, which was supposed to free all slaves living in Confederate states.

The holiday has gone on to be a cause for celebration, remembrance and a call to action as Americans continue to reckon with the country’s history of systemic racism.

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Slavery Didn’t End On Juneteenth. Here’s What You Should Know About This Important Day

Commemorative events ranging from festivals and celebrations to rallies and memorials are expected to take place throughout the weekend.

Galveston

People admire a new mural created for Juneteenth that chronicles what happened in Galveston 156 years ago. The mural was created as part of the city’s Juneteenth Legacy Project.

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A Black Lives Matter banner is draped off the back of a pickup truck during a city’s parade.

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Brooklyn

Activists unveil a new memorial honoring George Floyd in Flatbush Junction on Saturday morning. Terrance Floyd, center, the brother of George Floyd, attended and spoke at the event.

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Dancers of the P.U.S.H. (Practice Until Something Happens) dance team perform at a Juneteenth rally outside the Brooklyn Library.

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Tulsa

Marlon F. Hall leads a yoga class next to Interstate 244, which runs through the Tulsa neighborhood of Greenwood, the location of the Tulsa Race Massacre 100 years ago. Tulsa’s celebration of Juneteenth comes less than three weeks after the anniversary.

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A father and son take a selfie while visiting Greenwood’s Black Wall Street Memorial on Saturday.

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Louisville

Louisville residents march in honor of Juneteenth, steered by the River City Drum Corps. The crowd heads to the launch of the Roots 101 Museum’s newest art project, which spotlights the city’s history with slavery.

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A woman displays an embroidered “1865” in her hair while attending the launch of a new art project at Louisville’s Roots 101 Museum on Saturday. The project, titled “On the Banks of Freedom,” explores Louisville’s participation in slavery and commemorates the lives of enslaved people whose names were not recorded.

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Detroit

A mural displaying the words “Power To The People” is repainted in honor of Juneteenth by students studying at the University Prep Art Design. The mural was first painted last year for the holiday.

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Atlanta

Participants walk in Atlanta’s Juneteenth parade, rain or shine.

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Food vendors gather together on Friday in Atlanta’s Castleberry Hill to honor Juneteenth. The event, named, “Celebration of Truth,” was hosted by The Black News Network.

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Boston

Acting Mayor Kim Janey, right, takes a photo as Bostonians gather together on Friday in Nubian Square. Janey is the first woman and first Black person to serve as mayor of Boston.

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NPR: Slavery Didn’t End On Juneteenth. What You Should Know About This Important Day

June 17, 20216:00 AM ET

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Emancipation Day is celebrated in 1905 in Richmond, Va., the onetime capital of the Confederacy.

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It goes by many names. Whether you call it Emancipation Day, Freedom Day or the country’s second Independence Day, Juneteenth is one of the most important anniversaries in our nation’s history.

On June 19, 1865, Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger, who had fought for the Union, led a force of soldiers to Galveston, Texas, to deliver a very important message: The war was finally over, the Union had won, and it now had the manpower to enforce the end of slavery.

The announcement came two months after the effective conclusion of the Civil War, and even longer since President Abraham Lincoln had first signed the Emancipation Proclamation, but many enslaved Black people in Texas still weren’t free, even after that day.

That was 156 years ago. Here are the basics of Juneteenth that everyone should know.

What Juneteenth represents

First things first: Juneteenth gets its name from combining “June” and “nineteenth,” the day that Granger arrived in Galveston, bearing a message of freedom for the slaves there.

Upon his arrival, he read out General Order No. 3, informing the residents that slavery would no longer be tolerated and that all slaves were now free and would henceforth be treated as hired workers if they chose to remain on the plantations, according to the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

General Order No. 3 was the final execution and fulfillment of the terms of the Emancipation Proclamation. The people to whom this order was addressed were the last group of Americans to be informed that all formerly enslaved persons were now free.

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“The people of Texas are informed that in accordance with a Proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free. This involves an absolute equality of rights and rights of property between former masters and slaves, and the connection heretofore existing between them becomes that between employer and hired laborer,” the order reads, in part.

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It’s perhaps unsurprising that many former slaves did not stay on the plantations as workers and instead left in search of new beginnings or to find family members who had been sold away.

“It immediately changed the game for 250,000 people,” Shane Bolles Walsh, a lecturer with the University of Maryland’s African American Studies Department, told NPR.

Enslaved Black people, now free, had ample cause to celebrate. As Felix Haywood, a former slave, recalled: “Everybody went wild. We all felt like heroes … just like that, we were free.”

Slavery did not end on Juneteenth

When Granger arrived in Galveston, there still existed around 250,000 slaves and they were not all freed immediately, or even soon. It was not uncommon for slave owners, unwilling to give up free labor, to refuse to release their slaves until forced to, in person, by a representative of the government, historian Henry Louis Gates Jr. wrote. Some would wait until one final harvest was complete, and some would just outright refuse to submit. It was a perilous time for Black people, and some former slaves who were freed or attempted to get free were attacked and killed.

For Confederate states like Texas, even before Juneteenth, there existed a “desire to hold on to that system as long as they could,” Walsh explained to NPR.

Before the reading of General Order No. 3, many slave owners in Confederate states simply chose not to tell their slaves about the Emancipation Proclamation and did not honor it. They got away with it because, before winning the war, Union soldiers were largely unable to enforce the Emancipation Proclamation in Southern states. Still, even though slavery in America would not truly come to an end until the ratification of the 13th Amendment, the Emancipation Proclamation still played a pivotal role in that process, historian Lonnie Bunch told NPR in 2013.

“What the Emancipation Proclamation does that’s so important is it begins a creeping process of emancipation where the federal government is now finally taking firm stands to say slavery is wrong and it must end,” Bunch said.

People have celebrated Juneteenth any way they can

After they were freed, some former slaves and their descendants would travel to Galveston annually in honor of Juneteenth. That tradition soon spread to other states, but it wasn’t uncommon for white people to bar Black people from celebrating in public spaces, forcing Black people to get creative. In one such case, Black community leaders in Houston saved $1,000 to purchase land in 1872 that would be devoted specifically to Juneteenth celebrations, according to the Houston Parks and Recreation Department. That land became Emancipation Park, a name that it still bears.

Juneteenth is celebrated in Houston’s Emancipation Park, which was created specifically for such celebrations, in 1880.

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” ‘If you want to commemorate something, you literally have to buy land to commemorate it on’ is, I think, just a really potent example of the long-lasting reality of white supremacy,” Walsh said.

Nevertheless, Black Americans found a way to continue to celebrate and lift one another up. Early on, Juneteenth celebrations often involved helping newly freed Black folks learn about their voting rights, according to the Texas State Historical Association. Rodeos and horseback riding were also common. Now, Juneteenth celebrations commonly involve cookouts, parades, church services, musical performances and other public events, Walsh explained.

People celebrate last year’s Juneteenth by riding horses through Washington Park in Chicago. This year, it is a federal holiday.

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It’s a day to “commemorate the hardships endured by ancestors,” Walsh said. He added, “It really exemplifies the survival instinct, the ways that we as a community really make something out of nothing. … It’s about empowerment and hopefulness.”

And there’s reason to be hopeful. After literal decades of activists campaigning for change, Congress has approved Juneteenth as a federal holiday.

 

CorrectionJune 19, 2021

A previous version of this story incorrectly said that Black community leaders bought the land for Emancipation Park in Houston in 1867. The land was purchased and park established in 1872.

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The Atlantic: Black Joy-Not Corporate Acknowledgment – Is the Heart of Juneteenth                                                                                                                    

Companies and state governments are finally recognizing Emancipation Day as an official holiday, but black Americans have honored its significance all along.

By Kellie Carter Jackson

Historically, Juneteenth has not been widely recognized outside of black communities. (Library of Congress)

JUNE 19, 2020

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In 2002 I was at the University of Iowa conducting research on the history of Emancipation Day celebrations in the state. I remember at one point being somewhat baffled by what Leslie Schwalm, the professor I was working with, had found: From 1865 to 1963, there were more than 200 Emancipation Day festivities in Iowa alone. I had always thought of the event as a Texas holiday.

While most enslaved people were freed by the Emancipation Proclamation put forth by Abraham Lincoln in 1863, those in Texas weren’t made aware of the decree until 1865. On June 19 of that year, Major General Gordon Granger landed at Galveston, Texas, with news that the war was over and the enslaved were now, finally, free. Scholars have debated the many reasons for the two-year delay, but one thing is clear: Black people in almost every state have celebrated June 19, or Juneteenth, for generations.

Children celebrate Juneteenth at Fair Park in Dallas, Texas, in 1952. (Marion Butts/Dallas Express / Dallas Public Library)

Historically, Juneteenth has not been widely recognized outside of black communities, and it’s taken some time for the general public to acknowledge the date officially. Over the past 40 years, 47 of 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia have come to recognize Juneteenth as a state holiday or a day of observance, but it’s not yet a federal holiday. And given the current nationwide protests against police brutality and systemic racism, major corporations such as Nike, Uber, Spotify, and J. C. Penney have designated Juneteenth as a paid holiday. Though holidays, symbols, statues, and flags matter, it will take more than increased recognition of Juneteenth to combat racism. If not followed with substantive change, the relatively recent scramble to acknowledge Juneteenth will just feel like virtue signaling, acts of solidarity that ring hollow.

Whether companies and governments get it right or not, black-led celebrations will remain the heart of Juneteenth. Early events venerated black Civil War veterans and were mainly held in private places that could be shielded from the white gaze. Later ones were marked by reunions, parades, and symbolic foods such as strawberry soda, red beans and rice, red velvet cake, and watermelon (the color red represents the perseverance of black ancestors). Black churches often spearheaded the day’s programming, which could include speeches from children who memorized quotes from their favorite black heroes, or singing of the black national anthem, “Lift Every Voice and Sing.” Post–World War II commemorations were not complete until someone read the Emancipation Proclamation aloud.

THE OAK PARK DRILL TEAM MAKES THEIR WAY THROUGH NORTH MINNEAPOLIS IN PARADE FORMATION AS PART OF JUNETEENTH CELEBRATIONS.

 

A drill team performs in a Juneteenth parade in Minneapolis in 1995. (Marlin Levison / Star Tribune / Getty)

Today, Juneteenth serves as an occasion for voter-registration drives and to support black-owned businesses or community fundraisers. This year in Houston, you can attend a virtual parade or take a Juneteenth bike ride. In Los Angeles, you can go on a four-mile walk to the Juneteenth monument at Ganesha Park. In New Orleans, you can visit Congo Square, a historical gathering place for enslaved and free people, or you can spend the day at the Whitney Plantation, the only plantation museum in Louisiana with a direct focus on the lives of enslaved people.

Despite the numerous ways to honor Juneteenth, one thing about the holiday endures throughout generations: the paradox of black people’s lived experiences. How could they at once celebrate freedom and acknowledge that the residue of slavery continues to influence their lives? The turn of the century represented the height of black minstrelsy, violent attacks on black communities, and the Supreme Court ruling in Plessy v. Ferguson, which made segregation the law of the land. John L. Thompson, the editor of the Iowa State Bystander, the state’s most prestigious black newspaper at the time, grappled with how to negotiate what he saw as a new era of American race relations. At an Emancipation Day celebration in 1898, Thompson asked the audience to “see the slave scarred veterans who are before me today and have witness to their once cruel and inhuman treatment,” noting that “all of this was done under our beautiful and so-called flag of the free.”

Now many black Americans are wrestling with how to celebrate Juneteenth amid the protests and the coronavirus pandemic. I came across a tweet that read, “Some of us fight racism by raising our black children to know joy. This matters too.” Black Americans have always held both jubilation and sorrow in their hands: Demonstrators will chant “I can’t breathe” and in the same space break out into a collective electric slide. As Imani Perry wrote for The Atlantic, “Racism is terrible. Blackness is not.

Miss Juneteenth 2015 waves to her fans in Denver, Colorado. (Kathryn Scott Osler / The Denver Post / Getty)

One of my colleagues at Rhodes College, the professor Charles McKinney, wrote recently to his black students: “We are not solely the history of fighting white folks. That is not who we are. We are double-dutch in summer. We are letting the air out of Big Mama’s house. We are Uncle Ray’s jokes on top of jokes. We are collards, second lines, and blue lights in the basement. We are swagger in the midst of chaos. We are reunions and step shows. We are the borough and the bayou. We are church till two, and the corner till four. We are a universe of experiences.”

And so, in the middle of a chaotic period in this nation’s history, Black Americans pause to celebrate. They will barbecue, and dance, and pray, and love, and live in the name of freedom. The rest of America can use the day off to work on its own freedom—from a shameful past and a violent present.

Kellie Carter Jackson is an assistant professor of Africana studies at Wellesley College, and the author of Force and Freedom: Black Abolitionists and the Politics of Violence. Twitter

 

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The Public Domain Review: Early Photographs of Juneteenth Celebrations

 

Martha Yates Jones (left) and Pinkie Yates (right), daughters of Rev. Jack Yates, in a decorated carriage parked in front of the Antioch Baptist Church located in Houston’s Fourth Ward, 1908 — Source

Although Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, the Civil War then raging prevented it being enacted in much of the American South until months or even years later. Emancipation Day, or Juneteenth, is a celebration to mark the eventual country-wide realization of the decree — on June 19, 1865, when around 250,000 enslaved people were finally declared free in Texas — the last state in the US to be reached by the Union Army, commanded by General Gordon Granger, meaningfully accompanied, as historian Elizabeth Hayes Turner notes, by “two transports of colored troops”. Although Granger did not read out the Emancipation Proclamation itself on that day in Galveston, he did read out “General Order No. 3”, which began:

The people of Texas are informed that in accordance with a Proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free. This involves an absolute equality of rights and rights of property between former masters and slaves, and the connection therefore existing between them becomes that between employer and free laborer.

One year later, the first anniversary of Juneteenth — or “Jubilee Day” as it was then called — was celebrated in several places in Texas. The tradition soon took hold throughout the state. Communal barbecues, concerts, prayer services, parades, as well as baseball games, fishing, and rodeos, all featured in the festivities. Some former enslaved people and their descendants living in far-flung parts of Texas made a pilgrimage to Galveston, and many dressed in their finest clothes — partly in response to the pre–1865 statewide laws that had prevented enslaved people from dressing in any clothing not given to them by those who held them in slavery.

Many of the photographs that survive from these early decades of the celebration — including sets from Houston and Corpus Christi — depict elegantly dressed groups in horse-drawn carriages elaborately decorated with flowers down to the wheels. Another set from Austin — taken in 1900 by Grace Murray Stephenson — shows a group of older people, many or all of whom would have been born into slavery, dressed up for the day, as well as a very well-posed six-piece band, and a group of men decked out in Civil War uniforms (perhaps reenacting the Union’s entry into Galveston).

Of course, violence toward Black Americans did not magically evaporate with emancipation, and racial segregation and prejudice in some places made Juneteenth celebrations very difficult. Often forbidden from celebrating on public land, many gatherings had to be disparately held in remote rural areas or small church grounds, leading some Black Texan communities to band together and buy land specifically for celebrating Juneteenth (and other community occasions). The first such communally-bought land was Houston’s Emancipation Park, a ten-acre lot purchased in 1872 by the Colored People’s Festival and Emancipation Park Association led by the Baptist minister and formerly enslaved Jack Yates. You can see Reverend Yates pictured (far left) in the Juneteenth group shot below (and in the featured image above, two of his daughters in a decorated carriage).

Group on Emancipation Day, circa 1880s, in Houston’s Emancipation Park. Reverend Jack Yates, who led the community purchase of the Park in 1872, is pictured on the far left, and his daughter Sallie Yates dressed in black in the centre — Source

Following Houston’s example, in 1898, Mexia’s Nineteenth of June Organization bought an area of land on the banks of the Navasota River, now known as Booker T. Washington Park, which was said to draw up to 30,000 for the celebration. Another dedicated community-bought land was in Austin. The photographs we’ve featured of the city’s Juneteenth celebrations of 1900 took place in what was then called Wheeler’s Grove (now Eastwoods Park) but a few years later an association, led by the formerly enslaved Thomas J. White, purchased a plot for the purpose, also named Emancipation Park (although 30 years later the city of Austin seized it to build housing).

Over the course of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Juneteenth festivities became increasingly common outside of Texas — often brought to new places throughout the country by Black Americans who’d moved away from the state. In the 1950s, the holiday temporarily faded in popularity. This was to some extent due to the Great Migration, when many Black Americans found themselves in northern cities, working for bosses who did not recognize Juneteenth. (The US Congress has still not recognized it as a national holiday, although forty-seven states do at least acknowledge its existence.) It was also to some extent due to the changing political attitudes of the mid–twentieth century, when celebration of difference was sometimes seen as antithetical to integration.

During the last half century, however, Juneteenth has grown more and more popular again. In addition to the old traditions of parades, cookouts, and music, new traditions have sprung up — including readings of work by Black American writers such as Maya Angelou and Ralph Ellison (whose second, long, and long-unfinished novel was titled Juneteenth). The celebration of difference and the commemoration of the ongoing struggle for freedom, equality, and respect have become central to this second American Independence Day.

You can read more about Juneteenth —past, present, and future — here and browse our selection of historical photographs of Juneteenth celebrations from across the US below.

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PBS NewsHour full episode July 12, 2019

PBS NewsHour  Published on Jul 12, 2019

Friday on the NewsHour, Labor Secretary Alex Acosta resigns amid furor over his prosecution of Jeffrey Epstein for sex crimes in 2008. Plus: Tropical Storm Barry threatens New Orleans with flooding, how legal marijuana is confronting challenges of racial inequity, the ideological divide within the Democratic party, political analysis with Mark Shields and Ramesh Ponnuru and folk legend Joan Baez. WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS: Tumultuous week in White House ends with Acosta resignation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THx_o… Why Tropical Storm Barry threatens more than just the coast https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tHj-c… News Wrap: House committees might delay Mueller testimony https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfs49… Why legal marijuana industry now struggles with diversity https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yo5dK… Pelosi and Ocasio-Cortez expose Democrats’ big divide https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-uik… Shields and Ponnuru on Democratic division, citizenship data https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzlDG… Folk legend Joan Baez reflects on a life in music and activism https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQwQl… Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6 Follow us: Facebook: https://www.pbs.org/newshour Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/newshour Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/newshour Snapchat: @pbsnews Subscribe: PBS NewsHour podcasts: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/podcasts Newsletters: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/subscribe

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PBS NewsHour full episode July 11, 2019

PBS NewsHour  Published on Jul 11, 2019

Thursday on the NewsHour, President Trump announces he’s ending his legal battle to add a controversial citizenship question to the 2020 census. Plus: An interview with the head of Veterans Affairs, the competitive business of growing marijuana, Rep. Debbie Lesko on the shortage of female Republicans in Congress, how a comic writer addresses reality and a singer on finding identity through music. WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS: Losing census fight, how Trump will seek citizenship data https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGTq9… News Wrap: Pelosi spars with progressive party members https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLQ5H… Sec. Wilkie on expanding health care for veterans https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oc6BD… Why some small marijuana growers struggle after legalization https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFBzC… Why it’s so hard to get Republican women in Congress https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDyPE… How the comic strip ‘Baldo’ blends humor with humanity https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxjDV… How Grammy-nominated singer Falu found her identity in music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4l0EL… Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6 Follow us: Facebook: https://www.pbs.org/newshour Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/newshour Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/newshour Snapchat: @pbsnews Subscribe: PBS NewsHour podcasts: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/podcasts Newsletters: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/subscribe

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PBS NewsHour full episode July 10, 2019

PBS NewsHour  Published on Jul 10, 2019

Wednesday on the NewsHour, Labor Secretary Alex Acosta publicly addresses his role in the controversial 2008 prosecution of sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. Plus: The British ambassador to the U.S. resigns, how marijuana affects the brain, the U.S. women’s soccer team celebrates its World Cup victory, making baseball safer for fans and getting energy out of buildings. WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS: How Alex Acosta explained his handling of Epstein case https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Jy0N… News Wrap: Fed signals impending interest rate reduction https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hROsA… What Darroch’s resignation means for U.S.-British diplomacy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMK0l… Scientists race to learn how marijuana affects the brain https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6VnG… How U.S. women’s soccer is paving the way for pay equity https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSim9… Why hasn’t Major League Baseball done more to protect fans? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Du8mQ… Designing buildings that create more energy than they use https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqU8o… Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6 Follow us: Facebook: https://www.pbs.org/newshour Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/newshour Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/newshour Snapchat: @pbsnews Subscribe: PBS NewsHour podcasts: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/podcasts Newsletters: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/subscribe

Blitzed: Nazis On Drugs (WW2 Documentary) | History Documentary | Reel Truth History

Reel Truth History Documentaries  Published on Jun 28, 2019

In 1938 a drug called Pervitin was created in Nazi Germany. This stimulant was a methamphetamine based pill, was available in every pharmacy and didn’t require a prescription. This drug was distributed to German soldiers during the course of WW2 and Hitler was no exception to these drug highs receiving drug cocktails from his personal physical Theodor Morell. This film explores the use of drugs in WW2 and looks at the potential effects that drugs could have had on Hitler, soldiers and the war itself. Distributed by DRG To be the first to watch more full length documentaries, subscribe here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCb7x… Welcome to Reel Truth History, the home of gripping and powerful documentaries. Here you can watch both full length documentaries and series that explore some of the most comprehensive pieces of world history.

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TED Talks: The next global agricultural revolution,

Conventional meat production causes harm to our environment and presents risks to global health, but people aren’t going to eat less meat unless we give them alternatives that cost the same (or less) and that taste the same (or better). In an eye-opening talk, food innovator and TED Fellow Bruce Friedrich shows the plant- and cell-based products that could soon transform the global meat industry — and your dinner plate.

This talk was presented at an official TED conference, and was featured by our editors on the home page.

About the speaker

Bruce Friedrich · Food innovator

TED Fellow Bruce Friedrich plans to compete with the meat industry on its own terms — by creating alternatives to conventional meat that taste the same or better and cost less.

Learn more about the Good Food Institute and be a part of the next agricultural revolution.

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Click 1000: The Future of Television – BBC Click

BBC Click  Published on Jul 8, 2019

This is the 1,000th episode of Click. But we’ve also created a special show that gives you complete control over what you watch. Check it out at bbc.co.uk/click1000. Subscribe HERE https://bit.ly/1uNQEWR Find us online at www.bbc.com/click Twitter: @bbcclick Facebook: www.facebook.com/BBCClick

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12 Jul 2019 – The UN Web TV Channel is available 24 hours a day with selected live programming of United Nations meetings and events as well as with pre-recorded video features and documentaries on various global issues.

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(Part 9) SDGs Learning, Training & Practice (HLPF 2019 Side Event).

The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World (SOFI) 2019.

Security Council: 1) The situation in the Middle East (8572nd meeting). 2) Threats to international peace and security (8573rd meeting).

General Assembly (Informal plenary): Gender equality and women’s leadership for a sustainable world (HLPF 2019 Event).

12:00 pm

Daily Press Briefing by the Spokesperson of the Secretary-General.

12:30 pm

Press Conference: The President of the General Assembly, María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka (UN Women) and Helen Clark, former Prime Minister of New Zealand on gender equality and women’s leadership for a sustainable world.

01:00 pm

Press Conference: Launch of the report, “The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2019”.

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Investing into Climate Smart Economies: Energy Efficiency for SDG 13 (HLPF 2019 Side Event).

Building National Capacities for Conflict Prevention: High Level Partner Event of the Joint UNDP-DPPA Programme (HLPF 2019 Side Event).

Inclusive national policies in the face of climate change: towards a rights-based approach to the implementation of SDG 13 (HLPF 2019 Side Event).

The 2030 Agenda under the Japanese presidency of the G20 (HLPF 2019 Side Event).

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(Part 10) SDGs Learning, Training & Practice (HLPF 2019 Side Event).

Youth Skills Day 2019.

Learning to Learn for Life and Work – On the occasion of Youth Skills Day 2019.

2019 High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF 2019) – 15th and 16th meeting.

Press Conference: Alejandra Candia, Vice Minister of Social Development of Chile who will speak on the “Voluntary National Review of Chile”.

What is Democracy? Stepping Up Engagement Around Goal 16 (HLPF 2019 Side Event).

Strengthening the Work of the UN on Tax Cooperation for Sustainable Development (HLPF 2019 Side Event).

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Gender Diversity Beyond Binaries.

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Accelerating progress on the SDGs through the implementation of the Global Action Programme (GAP) on Food Security and Nutrition in Small Island Developing States (SIDS) (HLPF 2019 Side Event).

The UN Technology Bank for the LDCs – Driving the SDGs through Science, Technology and Innovation (HLPF 2019 Side Event).

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FRANCE 24 Live – International Breaking News & Top stories – 24/7 stream

FRANCE 24 English  Started streaming on Jul 4, 2019

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Six of the 50 Azalea Trail Maids gather under oak trees. The dresses come in six different colors, but only the queen of the court wears pink.   Adair Freeman Rutledge

The Dress Hasn’t Changed, But The Girls Have

July 7, 20197:00 AM ET   Lindsey Feingold

Photo Stories From NPR

They marched in President Barack Obama’s 2009 inauguration parade.

They appeared at processions ranging from the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City and Disney’s Easter Parade in Orlando, Fla., to the Rose Bowl Parade in Pasadena, Calif.

They are the Azalea Trail Maids — the embodiment of old school Southern hospitality with a modern twist.

Photographer Adair Rutledge, a native of Mobile, Ala., returned to her hometown to learn more about how some girls are redefining what it means to be a symbol of the South — while they wear a 50-pound, custom-made antebellum dress.

To be one of the 50 Azalea Trail Maids, you have to be chosen — and only those with impressive resumes get the honor. The girls Rutledge profiled were valedictorians, National Merit Scholarship winners and even in ROTC. And the interview process is extensive. “A lot of them take classes and rehearse for years,” Rutledge says.

The selective process and preparation is meant to prepare them to be ambassadors for their town — a modern version of the Southern belle.

Once chosen, they represent Mobile for a year. When wearing the dresses, which can cost up to $6,000, they usually don’t speak; their duty is to smile, wave and have their photo taken.

Rutledge hopes her project will help people work through what seem like contradictions: very accomplished women wearing Southern plantation-era gowns while representing Alabama’s third-largest city.

“There’s sort of a disconnect between what the dress represents historically and these multicultural, highly accomplished modern young women who wear it now,” she says. “They’re not exact replicas, but they are modeled after the attire of the white Southern plantation-era elite, which means that they are the gowns that were once worn by the wives of slave owners. … I really want people to be asking these questions around gender and identity and race and the tensions that are created from being a young Southern black woman wearing an antebellum hoop skirt.”

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A Collaboratively Painted ‘Mural of Brotherhood’ Stretches for Over a Mile on Mexico’s Border

June 26, 2019  Laura Staugaitis

All photographs courtesy of Enrique Chiu

Over the past two and a half years, nearly 4,000 volunteers have converged on the US/Mexico border to assist artist Enrique Chiu with painting a mural. Chiu began the project on Election Day in 2016, and once his collaborative project is complete, the “Mural of Brotherhood” will span a mile of Mexico’s border frontage in Tijuana. Shorter segments will also be created in other regions to connect the project to the southern edge of the border. The wide range of styles, including written phrases and more illustrative narratives reflects the diversity of those who have worked alonside Chiu to complete the expansive mural.

Chiu was born in Mexico and has spent 14 years living in the U.S., both as a child and as an adult. However, he re-rooted himself in Tijuana’s vibrant arts scene ten years ago. In an interview with Hyperallergic Chiu explained, “the murals spread messages of peace to people crossing the border by car or on foot,” and are “intended to be a final glimpse of hope for migrants risking danger as they cross northward.”

A recently released documentary by Alejandro Arguelles Benitez follows the project. You can watch the trailer below, and track the progress of the mural on Instagram. (via Hyperallergic)

A Child Peers Over the US/Mexico Border Wall in a Giant New Photographic Work by JR

September 7, 2017   Christopher Jobson

French artist JR just unveiled a new work in progress at the US/Mexico border. The large

photographic piece depicts a child peering over a border fence from the Mexican side, apparently in reference to Trump’s effort to rescind the DACA program which protects the children of undocumented immigrants from being deported. The artist is known for his towering photographic installations backed by scaffolding such as his pieces at the Louvre and the Rio Olympics.

JR will be in LA tonight at Blum & Poe for a discussion with curator Pedro Alonzo about “immigration in the artist’s practice.” Admission is free.

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Kai & Ing Joined Painting on Wednesday, 7.10.19 and Kai’s First Time at Newark Museum on Friday, 7.12.19

Photographs by Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts

Kai and Ing joined painting on Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Kai and Ing joined painting on Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Kai colored the Lizard for his Mommy and Daddy on Friday, July 12, 2019

Kai was played with toy trains on the Mezzanine at the Newark Museum.

There is a great artwork on the wall to inspire children and adults who visit the room.

Kai played with Lego blocks on the wall.

Kai went into the room that has light rods in different colors from the ceiling.  He seems to be amazed to see his multiple image on the wall of mirrors around him.

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One of the museum teachers gave me the information about their activities for children.

“Go see it in the galleries” Newark Museum’s Promotion Poster

Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts, Monday, July 15, 2019

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Hope for Humanity, Women’s March in Washington and around the World

Hope for Humanity, Women’s March in Washington and around the World

Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators gathered for the Women’s March on Washington on Saturday. Credit Chang W. Lee/The New York Times

Women’s march in Washington and around the world for our hope for Human Rights and Humanity as a whole

January 21, 201711:19 AM ET

Women’s March Floods Washington, Sparking Rallies Worldwide

Sister marches have been organized in all 50 states, several U.S. territories and countries around the world. They have tried to express solidarity with the aims of the original march: opposition to President Trump’s agenda, and support of women’s rights and human rights in general.

Given the quirks of time zones, many of those marches kicked off before the event that inspired them. In Sydney, London, New Delhi, and other cities, demonstrators broke out their signs and pink hats before even their compatriots in D.C. could.

Straight from NPR and member station reporters on the ground: Here’s a glimpse of the marches Saturday — across the country, and around the world.

For more Information please visit the following link:

https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/01/21/510940708/womens-march-on-washington-goes-worldwide-snapshots-from-around-the-globe

Protesters in New York City during the Women’s March.                                         Bryan R. Smith/AFP/Getty Images

Tens of thousands gather in Civic Center Park for the Women’s March on Denver.   Andy Cross/Denver Post via Getty Images

Protesters participate in the Women’s March in Chicago, Illinois.                             John Gress/Getty Images

Protesters at the start of the Women’s March on Main Street in Park City, Utah.

Michael Loccisano/Getty Images

“Women’s March on Main” during the 2017 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.   Arthur Mola/Invision/AP

Protesters make their way through Chicago during the city’s women’s march.

Participants hold signs as they wait for the start of the women’s march in Los Angeles.

Thousands of participants converge on Dag Hammarskjold Plaza and Second Avenue during the women’s March in New York City.  NY Daily News via Getty Images

Crowds gather for the women’s march on Main Street during the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.

de Trocadero in Paris in solidarity with supporters of the Women’s March in Washington.   Eric Feferberg/AFP/Getty Images

Demonstrators take part in the Women’s March on London on Saturday.                         Tim Ireland/AP

Activists hold a banner that reads “Women’s March Against Fascism” during the Women’s March rally in Belgrade, Serbia, on Saturday.   Darko Vojinovic/AP

A woman wearing an American flag as a headscarf attends a protest for women’s rights and freedom in solidarity with the Women’s March on Washington in front of Brandenburger Tor in Berlin, Germany.   Steffi Loos/Getty Images

Women hold placards during an demonstration in front of the U.S. embassy in Athens, Greece in solidarity with the Women’s March on Washington.                               Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP/Getty Images

Demonstrators make their way during the Women’s March in Barcelona, Spain. The Women’s March originated in Washington, D.C. but soon spread to become a global event.   David Ramos/Getty Images

Protesters demonstrate for women’s rights and freedom in solidarity with the Women’s March on Washington in Sydney.  Brook Mitchell/Getty Images

Indian women in New Delhi participate in a nationwide “I Will Go Out” march to raise questions about safe access for women and marginalized communities in public spaces across India.  Chandan Khanna/AFP/Getty Images

Tens of thousands participated in the BostonWomen’s March In cluding Sen ElizabethWarren & Mayor MartyWalsh (bottom right). Meredith Nierman/WGBH

Women’s March Floods Washington, Sparking Rallies Worldwide

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