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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...

On Feb 25, 2021, University of Utah professor William Smith gave a presentation to Weber State on the education of Black History and why it is needed in society today. (ISRAEL CAMPA/The Signpost)

A discussion of scientific racism and racial battle fatigue

Kierstynn King March 1, 2021

University of Utah professor William Smith posed two questions during his virtual speech on Black History Month on Feb. 23: "Why do we need Black History Month?" and "Why do we need Black history?" The...

The Operation Toussaint documentary film follows Tim Ballard in an undercover mission in Haiti to rescue sex trafficking victims. (Courtesy of Operation Underground Railroad)

Operation Underground Railroad working to take down human trafficking

Ally Nelson November 18, 2020

The human trafficking industry makes roughly $32 billion each year, according to Utah Attorney General Sean D. Reyes. The Polaris Project, the organization that handles the U.S. National Human Trafficking...

On Oct. 17, Hugo Caicedo presented on African Latin Americans and their contributions to Latin culture. (Lissete Landaverde)

African Latin Americans: The overlooked group in the Latino community

Lissete Landaverde October 19, 2020

Hugo Caicedo gave a presentation on Oct. 17 via Zoom about how African Latinos, who make up a large portion of Latin America, have contributed to Latin American culture and impacted the United States. This...

Professor Steven Hahn of NYU (Weber State University)

Reconstructing Reconstruction-era history

Alexa Nielson October 30, 2018

Pulitzer Prize winner in History and Bancroft Prize winner in American History Professor Steven Hahn delivered the 20th Lampros Lecture at WSU, in what was an opportunity to hear someone who knows...

WSU hosts 24th annual Juneteenth festival

June 17, 2013

For the first time at Weber State University, Project Success Inc. — an Ogden-based, nonprofit community learning center — put on the 24th annual Juneteenth Freedom and Heritage Festival on Saturday. The...

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