Juneteenth Independence holiday: here's what you need to know Every 19 June for more than 150 years African Americans across the US have celebrated freedom from slavery Thousands celebrate Juneteenth with anti-racism marches across USCelebrations combined with homage to George Floyd in Minneapolis while Atlanta protesters demanded justice for Ahmaud Arbery Protesters topple Confederate statues during Juneteenth ralliesDemonstrations held across US against backdrop of protests fuelled by deaths of African Americans at hands of police. Amid nationwide rallies and celebrations, more cities, states and universities designate Juneteenth as an official holidayRallies, peaceful marches and celebrations commemorating Juneteenth occurred across the United States on Friday, bringing together countless Americans in remembrance as the nation confronts a history saturated with systemic racism and injustice. Americans march for racial justice on Juneteenth anniversaryThe day to commemorate the end of slavery in the United States comes amid widespread protests and anger over the death of George Floyd. Juneteenth: The story behind the celebration - and why Trump is getting involved A longstanding commemoration of black Americans' emancipation, Mr Trump's reaction to criticism around it has been unusual. ‘Sad and Joyful’: N.Y.C. Marks Juneteenth After a Month of ProtestRecent protests have stirred a reckoning on racism and on Friday, thousands, many for the first time, will participate in events recognizing the holiday. Juneteenth: A call for progress and national recognitionAs calls for structural change grow, the US is pondering recognition of a Black holiday that celebrates emancipation. US slavery: What is Juneteenth and how is it commemorated?A look at the African American commemoration day amid sky-high tension over race relations in the United States. US marks 'Juneteenth' anniversary of slavery's end with heightened significanceThe United States marks the end of slavery by celebrating Juneteenth on Friday, with the annual unofficial holiday taking on renewed significance as millions of Americans confront the nation's living… Juneteenth, celebrating end of slavery, could finally become a national holidayLawmakers propose legislation to create federal holiday to recognise liberation Juneteenth celebrates ‘a moment of indescribable joy’: Slavery’s end in TexasLong before Trump claimed he made Juneteenth ‘very famous,’ millions of black Americans celebrated the holiday to commemorate their freedom from enslavement Juneteenth 2020: Live UpdatesThe holiday traditionally celebrated by African-Americans to mark the end of slavery has rocketed into the national spotlight. Opinion | I’ve Celebrated Juneteenth All My Life. It’s Different This Year.The holiday is a celebration of freedom — and a reminder that freedom is still long overdue. What is Juneteenth and who has made it an official holiday?The day, which gets its name from combining June and 19, has long been celebrated by black Americans as a symbol of their long-awaited emancipation. Juneteenth: activists across US inherit a historic battle for racial justiceFirst celebrated in 1865, the holiday marking slavery’s end is both a painful reminder and a celebration of freedom fighters What is Juneteenth and how are people commemorating it this year?Juneteenth, an annual U.S. holiday on June 19, has taken on greater significance this year following nationwide protests over police brutality and the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Rayshard Brooks and other African Americans. Juneteenth 2020 will be infused with energy of anti-racist uprisingsThe celebration of the emancipation from slavery in the US comes amid protests inspired by the police killing of George Floyd Juneteenth to be made official holiday in a second US stateVirginia - the former capital of the Confederacy - follows Texas in commemoration of date Virginia to make Juneteenth a holiday as Confederate statues fallGovernor Northam, who previously faced calls to resign after a blackface photos surfaced, has called for the change.