Juneteenth: A Celebration of Freedom, Events
Dozens of Juneteenth Celebrations, Festivals, & Parades This Weekend, Here’s What’s Going On Around NJ. Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. From its Galveston, Texas origin in 1865, the observance of June 19th as the African American Emancipation Day has spread across the United States and beyond.
Morris County & Arts Community Honor Viki Craig
Lauren LeBeaux Craig, Commissioner Krickus and Charles Craig pulled a veil off the plaque honoring the late ATA Co-Founder Viki Craig.MorrisCountyNJ.gov. Late Co-Founder of “Art in the Atrium,” Championed African American Art, Honored in Ceremony with Plaque at the Morris County Administration and Records Building where ATA began 30 years ago.
New Jersey Historical Commission Commemorates Juneteenth 2022
Events throughout New Jersey Reveal Hidden Stories of Slavery in New Jersey and throughout the North. Join the African American History Program of the New Jersey Historical Commission (NJHC) this month for a series of events commemorating Juneteenth.
My friend boarded a bus to find her parents who abandoned her when she was 14
**This article is based on nonfiction about actual events that were told to me by my friend; used with permission. Over the years I’ve worked with a lot of interesting people. One of my friends that I worked with shared a very personal story with me. Her mother remarried when she was about 12. She didn’t get along well with her new stepfather, but she stayed busy with school and didn’t see him a lot.
Your Child Can Get A “Divorce” From You; It’s Called “Emancipation of a Minor.”
“Emancipation from the bondage of the soil is no freedom for the tree. “—Rabindranath Tagore. Did you know that once your child turns 18 years old, they are considered an adult and no longer a minor in most states? This means that they are now responsible for themselves and their actions.