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Celebrating Juneteenth in Ogden

Brisa Odenthal, News Editor June 13, 2023

On June 17 and 18, people all around the United States will celebrate Juneteenth, a federal holiday commemorating the emancipation of enslaved African Americans. To celebrate, the city of Ogden will be...

The main poster of the Juneteenth event.

Heroes and physicians take over Juneteenth celebration

Windsor Moore, Reporter June 27, 2022

Ogden’s 33rd annual celebration of Juneteenth took place on June 18 and 19. The festival is thrown to commemorate the emancipation of enslaved African Americans. This was done by honoring and supporting...

Utah State Rep. Sandra Hollins speaking to the committee in charge of signing documents.

Codifying Juneteenth into Utah Law

Windsor Moore, Reporter June 13, 2022

Juneteenth is rapidly approaching, this is Utah's first year officially celebrating the new holiday. On Thursday, March 21, Gov. Spencer Cox signed into law Juneteenth as an official state holiday. Rep....

President Joe Biden signs the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act on Thursday, June 17, 2021, surrounded by members of the Congressional Black Caucus as well as the lead sponsors of the legislation in the Senate. (Evan Vucci / AP Photo)

Juneteenth becomes an official federal holiday

Caitlyn Nichols June 19, 2021

The United States House of Representatives voted on June 16 to make Juneteenth (June 19) the 12th federal holiday. President Joe Biden signed the bill into law on June 17, making the movement official. While...

Juneteenth shouldn’t be a Black holiday. It should be a national holiday.

Daryn Steed July 20, 2020

Galveston, Texas. June 19, 1865. Federal troops took control of the state to command that all enslaved people be freed. U.S. Gen. Gordon Granger stood on Texas soil and read General Order No. 3: “The...

California is the first state to make the use of face coverings in public mandatory. (Wikimedia Commons).

Do you know your news?

Francia Benson June 22, 2020

1. Which state made the use of masks in public mandatory as COVID-19 cases spike across the nation?a. New Mexicob. New Yorkc. Alabamad. California2. The U.S. Supreme Court made a ruling on the Deferred...

Juneteenth attendees browsing selling merchandise and giving background of African-American movements. (Don Matautia / The Signpost)

Juneteenth celebrates 30 years in Utah

Sharon Valverde Vargas June 17, 2019

“The drum is what pronounces life, freedom, interconnection from family-to-family and heart-to-heart. It’s that heartbeat, the rhythm of the life, body and soul,” said Betty Sawyer, director...

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